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#47, it's people like you that put me off sport for life. Instead of bitching people out give them some fucking encouragement you cunt!

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Why are these types of comments thumbed down? It's good advice for OP. Plus with practice and dedication OP could have a higher chance of coming in first place.

That's okay, OP. We can sink together. I used to be so terrible at backstroke that once I was practically vertical in the water and spinning my arms around like a windmill. Eventually everyone else in the race got tired of waiting so my mum came to fish me out.

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So it IS swum. I spent a good minute looking at it and thinking so, but then I just thought "maybe I've been saying it wrong this entire time."

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EDIT: Actually, I just checked a couple of legitimate English language sites, and apparently both are considered correct. They're both the past participle for "swim". So we're all correct.

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Hollandiscrazy - The past participle of "swim" is "swum". This is a fact and not up for debate or a matter if opinion.

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The simple past of "swim" is "swam" and the past participle is "swum." "Swam" is correct in this context.

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Hold on there, cowboy. The FML has changed. It used to be "swimming as hard as I had ever swam before", in which case the presence of the verb "had" required the past participle "swum" to form the perfect tense. That's the sentence Doc was referring to.

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#40, you are right. As the sentence appears now, "swam" is correct. If "had" had been there, then "swum" would be right. I wish the zods would make a note when a story is edited for spelling or grammar.

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