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Swimming for exercise during 9 day?

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Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

Elul 3, 5769
Question
Is it permissible to swim for exercise during 9 day? I swim year round.
Answer
Shalom Swimming for medical reasons is permitted, if it is only for sport I think it will better to find a different sport for these nine days as the custom is not to swim during these days.
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