ManiStyle: Summer Swim

It’s Summer and the sun is hot. This is the time of year when we think about submerging our bodies in cool water. You can go boating to be on […]

It’s Summer and the sun is hot. This is the time of year when we think about submerging our bodies in cool water. You can go boating to be on the water, but in Summer one wants to be in the water. One of the best ways to be in the water is to go swimming.

Relaxing at the pool

Swimming is not one of the natural skills endowed of Second LifeĀ® avatars. We can wade into the water but to swim requires some additional programming help. The most versatile is The Swimmer. You wear it and swim in any water; oceans, pools, large puddles. There are several other swimming aids and they are listed below under resources.

Next is where to swim. Sims in SL are islands and the mainland ends at the sea, so places to swim are everywhere. I’ve listed a few below. You can also, buy a pool and install it on your property. Pools come with animations and floaties (See Deepy floating in a nice pool on the right). You can also use your Swimmer HUD or toss a Gypsy Swimball in the pool that everyone can use to swim.

At ye olde swimming hole

When I was a kid, my Father tried to teach me to swim. I kept getting water in my nose because I could not stay up very well. He gave up on me as a hopeless case. One Summer, we stayed at a cabin by a lake. I had a floatie shaped like a frog and I used it to paddle around on the lake. I discovered one day that if my frog was partially deflated, I could lay on it and swim. It held my head out of the water, and thus no water up my sensitive nose. I practiced with my frog for many days and finally was able to leave it on the beach and swim off on my own. Success.

Swimming Resources

  • WaterWorks Outlet – Everything that the swimmer needs including the Swimmer 2.06, wear it and swim anywhere, Ghoel (20, 29, 22).
  • Wearable Ladies Floatie. This pretty inner tube is worn and you can take it anywhere to float in a pool or on the waves. Find it in the Marketplace.
  • Gypsy Swimball. Rezz in your pool, sit on it and go swim. Find it in the Marketplace.
  • Swimming pools from FANATIK Architecture, FANATIK (151, 68, 23).
  • Deepy wears swim suits from LUXE Paris Fashion House, located on Bao (89, 43, 26)

Places to Swim

Written by Deepthnker Oh. Photographs taken at The Havens with the kind permission of Josie Ambrose.