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Or for the unmarried, do you swim with ANY rings? I think mine is too heavy and it feels like it wil lcome off so I take it off. But of course, I forgot to put it back on today. <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">
 

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Never. I also take it off for rock climbing, snow skiing, or any other activity in which my fingers might get cold and the chance of recovering the ring is small. Also for weights and cycling to keep it from digging into my palm.<br><br>
My ring gets transferred from my finger to my keyring and back quite frequently.
 

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Heck no. Mine was my DH's great-great grandmother's diamond. I think I'd be kicked out of the family if I lost it in a pool... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I never think to take it off.<br>
I wouldn't want to lose it, but if I did I would just replace it. It was inexpensive, and its replacement would be, and what it stands for is not specific to any ring.
 

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For now yes...but when it get hot and I'm doing long training I take it off b/c my fingers swell. By the end of IMFL they woulda had to CUT the thing off. My fingers looked like fat sausages!
 

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A couple of years ago I was helping take a boat up the Chicago river in the spring. We were casting off and I was on shore, tossing a line to someone on the boat. I had lost some weight recently and as as I tossed the line, I watched in slow motion as my wedding ring slipped off my hand, arced through the air, then slowly sank to the bottom of the Chicago river.<br><br>
I don't swim with my wedding ring on. I also take it off for weight lifting as I find it scratches against the weights if my hands slip at all.<br><br>
Mike
 

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Never again.....I did loose weight and ring size from the time I was married to now doing tris. <b>Almost</b> lost in right before the start of a splash and dash race. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
I've since had it resized but leave it at home for races involving swims.
 

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I forget to take mine off and then it bugs me in the water. But I should.<br><br>
I take mine off for biking and lifting weights because it digs into my hand.
 

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I haven't worn my rings (wedding/engagement/kids and birthstone) for a long time now. I've lost too much weight and they are too loose.
 

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Nope. They'll end up in the pool drain if I do.
 

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Wedding rings... it has to be the only thing about my upcoming marriage that I am not fond of.<br><br>
First off, hers cost me a fourth small mortgage.<br><br>
Second, I think all wedding rings for guys look supremely ugly, even the plain ones. I've been trying to work the Ironmate over, but she keeps insisting, "I know those women out there. You will certainly wear a ring and you will like it." Well, I'm a stubborn lot... I know there are some things I can bend. I'll wear the damn ring... but I won't like it. I won't. It's ugly. It hurts. It gets in the way. All it does (since I don't like it) is feeds insecurities as a token to make one person feels better about their own insecurities. Phony if you ask me.
 

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I never take mine off. I can, but not too easily.<br><br>
Now my wife, on the other hand, she takes hers off constantly. She's always tearing around the house looking for one of them.
 

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Thor, I was like you, I did not want to wear a ring. I wear my ring when I am out of the house but I do not wear it for exercise. When I go out without my ring I feel weird, almost like I am naked. I have started driving to work without my ring and gone back to get it. It has nothing to do with showing people anything or keeping women away. It has everything to do with having a constant reminder of my wife who I love more than ever after 16 years of marriage this May. When I come home from work I take it off because I have the real thing with me. So although I too wanted nothing to do with the ring it actually has turned out to be very special to me.
 

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mine has all those channel diamonds. When water sits in there my finger splits open. So no. As Tithers said, my fingers swell in the heat too. So I don't wear it to run or to bike or to work. lol My wedding rings are for special occations. DH swims in his. He's also on his 3rd in 12 years. So After this one I'm going to have the damn thing tattoo'd to his finger.<br>
I do swim in my eye ring though. The time it got caught in my goggles and my DH went back after hours to drain the pool and find it...he got huge bonus points
 

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I refer to my rings as vacation jewelry. As a massage therapist, I'm certain I would lose my rings if I were taking them off and putting them on all the time, so I just leave them at home.<br><br>
DH lost his first ring while playing football and thought I was going to be livid. I wasn't, but he went the next day and rented a metal detector and recovered it. Earned lots of DH points for that. Then a few years later while paddling off the coast of Tahiti, he got slammed by a wave and his ring now sits on the bottom of the Pacific. He did get a plain gold band when he was interviewing. Something he read about interviewers seeing a wedding band as a sign of stability or some such gobbledigook.
 

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I wear no jewellery when I swim.<br><br>
I have a friend who used to put on a fake wedding band when he went out to bars to attract more women. Worked for him ...<br><br>
I agree with Rottensquirrel ... it is a symbol of love and devotion to the bearers.<br><br>
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Have you looked into the comfort fit bands? They are quite a bit better. DH wasn't looking forward to wearing a regular ring because they were uncomfortable, but he was ok with the comfort fit type.
 
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