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    Has anyone had trouble swimming in the sea? I have a flare if I swim in a chlorinated pool, but wondered about swimming in the sea.

    Also we are going on a cruise and the swimming pool on the ship has sea water in it and I wondered if anybody else was affected by this.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • #2
    i have no idea. I wouldn't do it because i'm too scared of bacterial infections. But plenty of people swim in the sea and they don't get infections. But i don't see how it would cause a flare unless there are chemicals in the water or something. Have fun if you do and tell us how it was! Sounds nice!!!!

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    • #3
      I live on the Beach in Florida, after I take my daily powerwalk ( 3 miles) I usaly go for a dip in the golf with no proplems at all [img]biggrin.gif[/img]
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      • #4
        Misery,

        Living near the beach taking walks then a dip in the golf. Sounds fabolous! Especially,from those of us in Michigan right about soon here in the winter.

        Vicky

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        • #5
          I,too, am going on a cruise and was wondering the same thing. I am going to chance it because I can't imagine going and not getting in the water. We leave tomorrow! Good luck to you!
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          • #6
            We swam in the surf when we went to Hawaii and it was no problem for me.

            Donna
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            • #7
              Thanks everybody for your replies.

              Donna, that is where we are going, to Hawaii and then on a cruise around the hawaiian islands. I will give it a try and see what happens.

              Thanks again everybody

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              • #8
                Traysmum,

                I swam at Key West, Fla., in the ocean this past fall and spring and had no problems. I do have problems if I swim in a strongly chlorinated pool, but the ocean was okay. Have fun and good luck.

                lyse

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                • #9
                  Traysmum, we just got back from our cruise and I had no flares!!! The pools were filtered sea water and I enjoyed swimming in them as well as snorkeling and swimming in the ocean. It was no problem for me. I do have flares from chlorine pools, but obviously ocean water is different. Good luck to you and have fun on your cruise!!!!
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                  • #10
                    Re: Swimming in Sea

                    Does swimming in the ocean help anybody? I thought maybe the salt water could help heal the bladder? Just a thought as going to Greece next month! XXXX

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