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How the hell does someone make it to high school without learning how to swim at least a little bit?

Especially in Japan which is like a fucking island holy shit.
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My school never had swimming lessons.
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>>101135128
Same reason some people cant ride a bicycle

Its either to hard for them or they have a fear of it
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>>101135226
Really? We did. I remember our teacher was some asian dude called Mr. Yagami. He was a fucking asshole.
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>>101135266
When I was a kid my dad tossed me into a lake one day, told me to figure it out, I did without too much trouble. I don't see what the problem.
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>>101135128
I'd assume cause schools aren't surrounded by a moat.
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>>101135128
im 22, live on an island and cant swim. while its not common, some people just never bother learning and there reaches a point where it becomes to awkward to ask anyone to teach you
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I learned how to swim and ride a bike in primary school, forgot everything and learned it again in high school
And by now I've pretty much forgotten how to do either again
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>Japan is an island
>That means that its 125+ million people all live near the ocean and are constantly put in life and death situations where knowing how to swim is necessary
Full retard
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>>101135317
My independence brother from another mother.

My dad did the same thing to me, though it was mostly because he didn't want to pay for swimming lessons.
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The ocean around Japan is filled with nuclear and whale blood. You can't swim in it.
That's why they're always acting excited and screaming "UMI DA!" when they see non-blood oceans in anime and Australian tourism commercials.
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>>101135290
>swimming lessons.
>our teacher was some asian dude called Mr. Yagami. He was a fucking asshole.

I see what you did there.
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>>101135355
What if the island sinks one day or something though? Wouldn't you want to know how to swim to safety?
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>>101135128
>Especially in Japan which is like a fucking island holy shit.
The only thing that bugs me about my chinese cartoons is the fact that most of the MC's live near a riverbed and never get mosquito bites. I mean, what the fuck is up with that?
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>>101135407
How can you forget things like that? Swimming is instinctual and riding a bike is a simple matter of balance.
Are you disabled?
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>>101135441
i dont think a 7.5 million square kilometer island will just sink
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>>101135516
They said the same thing about the Titanic and look what happened.
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>>101135355
When I was going to primary school Swimming lessons were a compulsary thing here in the UK and if you failed to get to a certain standard after the 2 years that you're given then you have to re-take the swimming lessons with the class a year below you until you can pass

I never realised that swimming was a non-compulsary thing in other countries
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>>101135516
You keep thinking that, but don't come back here if it does and you didn't prepare for it.
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>>101135441
Different anon here, also never learned to swim. Drowning just doesn't seem like a likely enough threat to me (given my location and lifestyle) to justify learning.

I'm probably more like to get shot or hit by a bus while outside; I don't walk around wearing a suit of armour.
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>>101135587
>I don't walk around wearing a suit of armour
Must feel nice to be so carefree.
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Not anime or manga.
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>>101135533
>When I was going to primary school Swimming lessons were a compulsary thing here in the UK
>in the UK
That's cause when another country invades you guys again, you'll be darn ready.
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>>101135643
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>>101135128
>implying anything Japanese is anime-related
GTFO weeb
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>>101135533
They let me get through without learning how to swim, I still can't do breast stroke.
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dad tossed me in the deep end of a pool when i was 5.

It really isn't that hard, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
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They say you can't forget how to swim but despite taking lessons when I was a kid, the last time I went to a swimming pool I swam like a quadruple amputee.

I suppose they were talking about the how to stay buoyant part.
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>>101135652
>That's cause when another country invades you guys again

But its all ready HAPPENING or has is already happened
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>>101135652
>That's cause when another country invades you guys again, you'll be darn ready.

I'm pretty sure the UK hasn't been invaded in almost 1000 years, at least not successfully
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>>101135290
Well, that took a while to figure out.
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Local ymca gave free lessons to kids in school
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>Last summer
>inner-tubing down a river
>Some Asian chick falls off her tube
>She can't swim and freaks out before noticing the river is only like 6 feet deep

Laughed my ass off. She had a nice butt doe.
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I'm 22 and I've never set foot in a body of water deeper than my bathtub.
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>>101135355
Teaching yourself to swim isn't difficult at all. I figured out how to do it over a summer when I was younger in a pool I can stand in so I could just stand up if shit went wrong. This was my dad's pool so I didn't have to go somewhere and look like an autist in front of strangers at least so I was lucky in that regard.

But all of this is pointless. Why swim when you can spend your free time watching Chinese cartoons and circlejerking on /a/?
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>>101135830
>6 feet deep
That's like three feet deeper than the tallest Asian.
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>>101135904
Yeah but at that depth even if she hit the bottom she could push up and break the surface.
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>>101135867
That's incredibly depressing.
Swimming feels wonderful.
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>>101136008
I don't like getting wet. Even showers feel awful, but they're kind of necessary.



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