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Swimming in the River

Swimming in the River

Date: Aug 08 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Weather


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On a hot, summer day, you’ll find a lot of major cities deserted. Where did everyone go? They went swimming.

Of course, there isn’t a pool big enough for a whole town. So people go to the nearest river, lake or coast.

It’s fun to swim with the fish and be out in the wild. Listen to Marni and Mason talk about why they like to swim at the river.


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Marni:  It is so hot out. Do you want to go down to the river?

Mason:  And go swimming?

Marni:  Yes.

Mason:  Yes!

Marni:  Oh my God, let’s get out of here. It’s so hot.

Mason:  Swimming in rivers and the ocean is so much better than jumping in a pool or whatever.

Marni:  Absolutely. Absolutely.

Mason:  Now, why do you think so? Because not everyone would agree with you.

Marni:  Well, I like the whole natural environment. I like non-chlorinated, as long as it’s clean.

Mason:  Yeah? I mean, on a hot day like this, I love how cold it is.

Marni:  There’s something about it. You know, there’s a nice little current going and you bring a floating device. You’ve got yourself good times.

Mason:  I kind of love how exhausted I am afterwards. You’re fighting against that current and the cold really takes it out of you, but you feel…I feel really drained, but in a good way.

Marni:  And, best part about the river, if the two of us just go, we’re definitely going to make…

Mason:  We’ll walk away knowing like 10 people…

Marni:  Yeah, river friends.

Mason:  ...because really only crazy people in our modern society swim in rivers, so you’re automatically bonded.

Marni:  Absolutely. Yeah, totally. They usually have beer, so, you know…

Mason:  Excellent way to make friends.

Marni:  Yeah, exactly.



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It’s hot so Marni and Mason decide to go swim in the river. Mason asks Marni why she likes to swim in the river because, he says, many people prefer to swim in swimming pools. She says that she likes the environment and that the water isn’t chlorinated.

Mason likes how cold the water is. Since most rivers come from snow, the water in them is usually colder than a swimming pool.

Another good reason to go to the river is to make new friends. There are always friendly people there with beer to share!

Where do you like to swim on a hot day?



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I like swimming? the weather is hot…what do exept go to the river???

06:29 PM Aug 11 2008 |


Viet Nam

wow,It's a good idea.Unfortunately,my rivers's city is badly polluted.So the only way to get way from this hot weather is still jumping into the pool

04:04 PM Aug 11 2008 |



i also like swiming in the river becose of it's purty.

in  my child hood when i get a free time

i had go to for swiming in  a river nearest my house


02:16 PM Aug 11 2008 |




i can’t swim , who can teach me ? hehe

10:31 AM Aug 11 2008 |

anna zhanghp


i like swining in the natrural rivers so much. and i will go  lover vale  later . the place is so quiet. so romantic. so….

09:11 AM Aug 11 2008 |


Hong Kong

in hong kong actually there are no suitable rivers to go swimming.people usually go to swimming pool instead.
so i hv no idea about the feeling of swimming in rivers. ;)
btw, i think swimming in the pool is not a bad idea

08:41 AM Aug 11 2008 |



well ,we also swimming in the river ,which near our country. I fell so cool the water is.

Really forgetable these experiance of my childhood!

Tongue outTongue out

08:07 AM Aug 11 2008 |




yeah, i think so and maybe we can also find more attractive things in the natural, i think it is interesting that many friends go together around the mountain,river and lake.but be sure when you go back ,don't forget to take away your wasters.

06:45 AM Aug 11 2008 |



  I prefer to swim in the poor

 I think it is much safer.

06:31 AM Aug 11 2008 |




yes i like to swim during summer day. but i preffered to swim in the pool. why? because there is a lot of resort in our place. their pool is clean, they have 3 to 5 pools and many people comes which  you can meet new friends.

06:00 AM Aug 11 2008 |





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03:14 AM Aug 11 2008 |




ya it is a very enjoyfull swimming in the river…............................

01:36 PM Aug 10 2008 |




Maybe swimming in the river is a good ideaSurprised

 I used to swim in the swimming pool.

I only went to the  seaside once,and I didn't go to swim…... It's a pity

11:45 AM Aug 10 2008 |




Laughingit is so cool to swim in river

08:44 AM Aug 10 2008 |




I like swimming very much. But i prefer swimming in the lakes.

07:39 AM Aug 10 2008 |



swimming in the river or the oceans is the best, in spite of the fact that I can feel drained, however in winter a deserted and tempered swimming pool is fantastic

03:48 AM Aug 10 2008 |



I like swiming very much and i was swiming long time in river and pool my town near river but now left swiming with difcult life 

03:33 AM Aug 10 2008 |




i like swimming very much in tunisia, rivers are polluted so we can't swim in but we have marvelous beachs where i spend nice time with my family and my friends…..i will never forget the day when i went to "hergla" with my cousin and my sister… we have spent good time

i invite every body to visit my country….there are many gorgeous beachs ….....you will never regret it ….......ciao….i love you all

10:25 PM Aug 09 2008 |



Saudi Arabia

Ilike swimming in the swimming pool because the water is not salty,clean!


08:23 PM Aug 09 2008 |

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