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Taking my daughter swimming for the first Time, Nothing is going to stop me :)

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Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 16:59:36

Hi everyone

I know by know most of you should know my back story, and i know some of you will know from a previous thread that ive never taken my daughter swimming. With everything that has happened the last couple of weeks i feel she needs some excitement so saturday im going to take her swimming, then out for lunch smile

I have had issues with swimming costumes but i think i have finally got one that fits ok, its patterned so it hides my nipple poking problem lol and it has built in support smile im just a bit concerned its a little low cut, im having the not knowing how much cleavage to show issue again ? if i feel daring i might pop a picture on.

But nothing will stop me taking her because she deserves it smile

Krissy x

Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 18:44:29

Ok here's my swimming costume, Opinions are welcome ? it feels great and very supportive, just not sure about showing cleavage ?

Krissy x

HonestLie Wed 10-Dec-14 18:48:11

You look hot!!

And for the record nothing should stop you because you both deserve it! You are who you are and you both deserve to be happy.

Enjoy yourselves.

fairgame Wed 10-Dec-14 18:49:44

I've lurked on some of your threads.
De-lurking to say good luck flowers

You look fab in that cozzie as well. I don't think it's too low cut at all but the main thing is whether or not you feel comfortable in it. You don't want to spend the session worrying about how you look.

chocolatespiders Wed 10-Dec-14 18:49:57

that looks great you have nothing to worry about.
I have never liked going swimming but the enjoyment from my daughter going out weighed how I felt.
Go and have fun, splash around like no one is watching and you will be fine. Beach balls are a great addition to take smile

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 10-Dec-14 18:53:26

It looks good smile go enjoy that swim with your dd

don't let anyone or anything stop you from going. The only people who matter are you and your dd smile

ButEmilylovedhim Wed 10-Dec-14 18:56:24

Hi Krissy! I don't know your back story, but just wanted to come on and say that I like your cossie and you look really nice in it! Enjoy having a lovely swim! Xx

Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 19:01:44

Thanks everyone, im feeling pretty confident in it and nothing is going to stop me now smile thanks for the lovely comments, my heads getting bigger lol i never thought i would ever be wearing a swimming cosy grin

Krissy x

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 10-Dec-14 19:02:40


Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 19:19:29

Just told my daughter we are going swimming saturday and shes so excited smile it makes every thing worth while just seeing her so happy, i cant wait now. I think ive forgot how to swim though lol its been so long, should be better at the breast stroke now though lol hahaha grin

Krissy xx

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 10-Dec-14 19:30:18


have a fab time!!!

how lovely your dd is so excited.

Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 20:21:18

Thank You, hopefully it will go well smile she is so excited and its 2 days of yet lol bless her. Ive not quite figured out the changing room situation as yet though, ive never been in a womans changing rooms so its a bit daunting.

Thanks again.
Krissy xx

Redcoats Wed 10-Dec-14 20:35:56

Nice costume, I love the colours. Not too low cut at all. You'll be fine, nobody takes any notice of anyone else.

If you're a bit shy in the dressing room, practice getting changed under a towel at home. Once you've done it a few times and realise nobody actually gives a monkeys, you'll be going every week! I love swimming.

HonestLie Wed 10-Dec-14 20:41:05

All the pools that I go to have unisex changing rooms with locked cubicles. Is there somewhere like that near you that would maybe make you feel more comfortable?

If not jump feet first into the ladies. I can only speak for myself and my friends but hope it would be the general consensus, That if you are living as a woman you are welcome to use the women's changing room/toilets etc

HonestLie Wed 10-Dec-14 20:42:09

Whenever the occasion arises that these facilities are required (posted too early)

Azquilith Wed 10-Dec-14 20:49:02

Haven't read your other thread but you've got lovely curves there lady smile

Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 20:53:20

Hey ladies thanks your advice. There is only one swimming pool that's close to me and I know it has open changing rooms, men and womens. I am nervous about it but I'm hoping to just be quick, get changed then out, ill have my cossy on under my clothes when we arrive, so its only when we come out that's the issue, plus my daughter will see me almost naked for the first time, apart from her walking in on me getting changed a couple of times, but this is different. But I'm doing it no matter what, I'm just nervous.

Thanks all
Krissy xx

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 10-Dec-14 21:03:52

No one will be looking. and I'm. Sure your dd won't care.

you have nothing to be ashamed of. You go to that pool. flowers

Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 21:41:39

I hope not lol, thank you. One other thing I've just thought of is will I need a hairdryer with me ? I've never been swimming with long hair before, or dobi just towel dry and put in a pony tail till I get home ? Is there anything I need to be careful of, I keep thinking of the moment I get out the pool, what if I loose my swimming cosy or something lol.

Krissy x

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 10-Dec-14 21:51:42

Our pool has driers. the kind you pay for though.

get out, dry your hair with a to well and tie it back.

I always shower when I get home as I can't be arsed to wait for the communal showers to become free.

tbh id tie hair back befire you get into.teh pool.its horrid when it falls all wet in your face.

unless you have spaghetti straps or are cannon balling from ten feet your costume will be fine.wink

most importantly, there will be tall people, short people, thin people, bigger people, young people and old wrinkly people, all of them with different bodies and body shapes and all just wanting to swim either themselves or with their families and none really interested in what anyone else is wearing.

and all probably with their own hang ups about themselves.

don't Over think. It. just go.

remember your underwear!! and your Dds underwear. A pound for the locker. deodorant and a hairbrush. and of course arm bands and towels

have a quick rinse under shower there if you want. or just shower and wash your hair when you get home

Krissy1980 Wed 10-Dec-14 22:02:57

Thanks for all your help smile I'm just over thinking, I always do. The last time I went swimming was about 6 years ago, and obviously I've changed a lot since then, I'm just hoping I can still swim lol, I'm very excited, still a little apprehensive but excited.

Thanks hun smile
Krissy xx

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 10-Dec-14 22:11:38

stick to shallow end if your worried wink

Redcoats Wed 10-Dec-14 22:18:17

His old is your dd? Chances are she will just want to muck around, jump in and out a lot and splash about rather than actually swimming.

Krissy1980 Thu 11-Dec-14 17:08:02

Hi Redcoats, she is 6 in January so yep i would guess a lot of mucking around smile i cannot wait. Plus ive just had a boost, one of the girls from work is going to come with me on Saturday, so im even more excited now, i wont feel like such a duck out of water smile

Krissy xx

HonestLie Sun 14-Dec-14 17:01:17

How did the swimming go Krissy?

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