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DH taking piss out of my arm bands

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NurseScorne Sat 27-May-17 21:45:03

Went swimming with DH this morning and he was constantly ripping the piss out of my arm bands. I've told him before about this and how it puts me off going swimming at all. AIBU to refuse to go with him in future? He says I'M embarrassing HIM

3luckystars Sat 27-May-17 21:46:43

Where did you get them?

NurseScorne Sat 27-May-17 21:47:44

The leisure centre that we swim at

TheAntiBoop Sat 27-May-17 21:49:29

Are you learning to swim? He doesn't sound very supportive but as I understand armbands slow learning down

LottieDoubtie Sat 27-May-17 21:49:58

Adult arm bands? Surely they wouldnt work as a flotation aid because of the proportion of an adults body?

Ginmakesitallok Sat 27-May-17 21:50:50

Adult arm bands?? Why???

NurseScorne Sat 27-May-17 21:51:01

They do help though

milkysmum Sat 27-May-17 21:51:39

Surley arm bands wouldnt keep an adult afloat?

dementedpixie Sat 27-May-17 21:51:45

I would try using a swim noodle instead

Wolfiefan Sat 27-May-17 21:51:56

Arm bands don't really help children much. They really won't hold an adult up! Use a float if you must.

TheAntiBoop Sat 27-May-17 21:52:26

You think they help because they act like a security blanket. Are you taking lessons? It wouldn't take many to get you going

DoloresTheRunawayTrain Sat 27-May-17 21:53:01

I'd have thought pool noodles would have been of more use to an adult as a flotation aid.
At least you can wrap them round his neck and strangle the fucker if he so much as smirks at you.

FathomsDeepAndFallingFurther Sat 27-May-17 21:53:04

Surely you don't need arm bands? Just stay in the shallow end. They don't help you learn to swim anyway. I can't believe an instructor would recommend them for an adult.

NurseScorne Sat 27-May-17 21:53:15

Not taking lessons, DH is supposed to be teaching me

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 27-May-17 21:53:28

Well, armbands aren't great for learning to swim, and surely you can touch the bottom in 70% of the pool?

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 27-May-17 21:53:41

They're a placebo. Which is fine. Go on your own if he can't be supportive.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 27-May-17 21:54:21

You 100% need a teacher who doesn't laugh at you. Couldn't you look at proper lessons?

dementedpixie Sat 27-May-17 21:54:48

My dc never used arm bands to learn to swim but did use a variety of floats including flat ones and noodles

Boulshired Sat 27-May-17 21:55:04

Children should not use armbands to learn to swim, they get in the way.

BitOutOfPractice Sat 27-May-17 21:55:15

If I were you I'd take lessons off a proper teacher.

Quartz2208 Sat 27-May-17 21:55:57

Yep arm bands do not aid swimming you need a noodle

Wolfiefan Sat 27-May-17 21:56:29

My kids never used armbands when learning to swim. Get a teacher who knows what they're doing and builds your confidence in the water.

TheAntiBoop Sat 27-May-17 21:56:33

Pay for a couple of private lessons or find a group class at your council pool. You will pick it up more quickly and learn better technique which will also help you pick it up quicker. Your dh clearly isn't helping and the arm bands won't be helping either

FathomsDeepAndFallingFurther Sat 27-May-17 21:56:38

You need to book proper lessons with an instructor. Having your DH try to teach you clearly isn't working.

GladstoneBangers Sat 27-May-17 21:58:54

I learned to swim in my early 40s and a swim belt helped loads. Having lessons from a qualified swimming instructor will help, they won't laugh at you and you'll gain confidence in the water more quickly.

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