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Re: Is it true...
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2009, 08:31:06 PM »
Yay.Olga never liked the waters.

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2009, 08:36:52 PM »
Even if she didn't like to swim, she probably enjoyed wading or just walking in the water. I don't like to swim that much, but I still enjoy just sitting on a rock and dipping my feet in the water or staying near the shore.

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2009, 08:40:15 PM »
I never knew how to swim . I think I'm gonna learn after 100 years.

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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2009, 08:42:26 PM »
No need to worry. My friend's brother is at a higher level than me!

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Re: Is it true...
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2009, 12:33:36 AM »
Huh. Interesting topic. Despite the fact that it's been on here for a few years, I've never seen it.

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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2009, 05:37:25 AM »
Well, I saw Tatiana and Anastasia dipping themselves in water but not actually swimming.
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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2009, 06:59:57 AM »
It seems Tatiana could swim, at least.

She once wrote to her grandmother, "We continue to bathe in the sea every morning. It is marvelous fun, especially when there are waves. I have already learnt to swim, which I enjoy very much."

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Re: Is it true...
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2009, 08:11:19 AM »
As far as I know, they all knew how to swim except for Olga.

Yay.Olga never liked the waters.

On the contrary, throughout August of 1913 Olga writes in her diary about swimming with her father, sisters, and Aunt Olga in the Crimea. For example:

August 16
Returned to the sea by automobile and went swimming, which was delightful.


August 19
Took a walk in Orianda and swam in the sea -- big waves and a lot of fun.
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Re: Is it true...
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2009, 02:35:16 PM »
I don't know that much about this, but I've seen some pics of Olga in the water, so I thought she could swim. :-\ So it turns out that Olga could swim after all?

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« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2009, 03:27:55 PM »
Maybe she could swim, but didn't do it often?

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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2009, 03:34:00 PM »
Maybe she could swim, but didn't do it often?

Well, this is a possibility. :)

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Re: Is it true...
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2009, 04:09:55 PM »
As far as I know, they all knew how to swim except for Olga.

Yay.Olga never liked the waters.

On the contrary, throughout August of 1913 Olga writes in her diary about swimming with her father, sisters, and Aunt Olga in the Crimea. For example:

August 16
Returned to the sea by automobile and went swimming, which was delightful.


August 19
Took a walk in Orianda and swam in the sea -- big waves and a lot of fun.


I think that the matter is closed. If even Olga herself wrote that she had swim and had had a lot of fun because the big waves...well; who may doubt about the fact she COULD swim and loved it?

I also loves to swim, but there's not so awfully much photos of me doing it! Oh, and I enjoy big waves too.

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« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2009, 09:33:39 PM »
Maybe she could swim, but didn't do it often?

Well, this is a possibility. :)
I do remember reading one of her letters (I forget who it's to) and she said that despite all the sailors available to teach her, she never really learned how to swim.
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2009, 04:03:24 AM »
I think she equals swimming to dipping herself in deeper (but not drowning) places. Anyway, does anyone on them know how to dive?

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Re: Is it true...
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2009, 09:03:02 AM »
I do remember reading one of her letters (I forget who it's to) and she said that despite all the sailors available to teach her, she never really learned how to swim.

That does sound vaguely familiar -- can you find the quote?

At any rate, there's a difference between being able to swim proficiently in a technical sense, and just enjoying a good romp in the water. It's quite clear to me that Olga enjoyed swimming for fun.
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