Did anytime you felt scared while swimming?

India
December 13, 2006 2:24am CST
Once I almost drown in a small river. Somebody caught my shirt collar and saved me.
19 responses
@saim4u (101)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
yeh this happend to me once when i was in Sharjah i went a swimming pool i wasn't good swimmer at that time. I thought swimming pool will be the same like a slide from low deep to deepest i was almost at the edge then i move ahead there was a big slide right after the edge and i felt down. My cousin was instructhing me before if u fell in a deep water u need not to worry abt all you have to wait untill your legs touch the floor and u need to push your legs right after tocuhing the floor. so when i felt i wait a while but what happen my legs did't touch any floor and i got confuse then i try to out my mouth from the water and call my cousin but water get inside my mouth. i felt insdie water and then i try again and try to convince my msg to my cousin by waving my hands outside. Fortunatly my cousin were near he saw me and picked my hand to get me out from pool. Lukily i was safe. At that time rescue told me not to go inside the pool again and wait for him then he came and teach me swimming. :) right after 1 hour i was diving and swimming in a deepest point of pool. :)
• India
16 Dec 06
Thanks for your cousin. I think you are very quick learner, within 1 hour you learned the Art. Congratulations! Thanks for reply. Your response ranked positive.
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
Sea Hut - A watch or rest house or hut along the sea somewhere in Leyte, Philippines
When we went to Cebu for Ladies' Retreat, we visited Lapu-lapu City's white sand. We swam but in the swimming pool. There were children and elderly who didn't know how to swim. I taught them including lying down on water. The children learned how to swim the ordinary way. The elderly didn't but she learned how to be on her back on water!So lying on water, she closed her eyes peacefully enjoying but the waves moved her to the deepest area of the pool. Knowing that she did not know how to swim, I rushly swan to her but realizing that she is in the deep, she embraced me and I could no longer move. We did not drown but I was made to drink plenty of water. When I think about it even now after a long time, I am scared.
• India
15 Dec 06
Yes, sometimes if we go for rescue of others, we will fall in trouble. Especially in the water, it is very dangerous, we should be very cautious when we are rescuing any person, we should avoid them to catch hold of our necks. There are chances that both of you can drown. Thanks for response. You were marked with +
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Snapping turtle - This is about the size of the turtle chasing me, and believe me, they can swim fast!
I love swimming, and believe myself to be a very good swimmer. with that, i did get really scared one time, and my swimming abilities came in handy. i was swimming in a oversized pond, and was having a great time until someone starting yelling at me to swim as fast as i could! i was being chased by a snapping turtle! I couldnt believe it, so i swam my little heart out, and made it to shore before anything latched onto me. This was my only time i was scared while swimming.
• India
14 Dec 06
Did turtle hurts us! I don't know. Anyhow congratulations on your great escape. Thanks for reply.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Snapping turtle hurt real bad! these turtles wont let go unless they get scared. and just about the only thing that scares them is the sound of thunder!
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• India
16 Dec 06
Thanks for the information. Next time, whenever I go for a swim, I will be cautious about these turtles. Your answer has been ranked positive.
• India
16 Dec 06
at the time of learning everyone will scare or afraid to swim but it is real fact that if once we learn swimming we never forget that.
• India
17 Dec 06
Yes, u r correct, one should not forget the beginning days. Thanks for reply.
@Saulovp (196)
• Brazil
16 Dec 06
I love swim. But sometimes i go to beachs.
• India
16 Dec 06
Be cautious at beaches. Thanks for reply.
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
i could not swim but once we made picnic at beach, i was about 7 yrs old and some body pushed me in the water and i was like drowning and there water in my nose, ears and eveyrwhere thens ome body pulled me out...since then i wont go into water.... i am just afraid of seeing beaches.
• India
16 Dec 06
To overcome a fear towards anything, the best way is to face it. Thanks for reply.
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
15 Dec 06
When I was little I was afraid of water actually, glad I'm over it :-)) xxx
• India
16 Dec 06
Congratulations! keep it up. Don't get afraid of anything in life.
@rudz11 (163)
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
nope, when you learned how to swim theres no need to be afraid, coz you know what to do.
• India
16 Dec 06
Sometimes it will be out of our control. People meet the accidents even though they know driving.... just like that...
@ankagar (1036)
• India
15 Dec 06
no i have never felt like this.
• India
16 Dec 06
You are lucky. Goodluck. Thanks for reply.
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
15 Dec 06
I am very fond of swimming long distances and wait for such oppurtunities.One day i crossed a river and after a short rest tried to return to the point of origin where my friends were waiting for me.I resorted to back float to save my energy but realised i was not moving in a straight line. It took me twice the time to get back and was very scary.It thought me a lesson.
• India
15 Dec 06
Don't do it again. We should not take water as granted. Thanks for reply. Goodluck on mylot.com
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
15 Dec 06
I am a good swimmer and can swim for long distances. Long hours of practice gave me confidence and i liked to do so whenever i went for a swim with my friends.On one occasion i experienced cramps on my toes which immobilised me and i missed drowning.I realised the need to always be cautious and never take ones ability to swim ,or the water for granted.
• India
15 Dec 06
Yes, we should not take water for granted. Thanks for reply. Goodluck on mylot.com
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
14 Dec 06
One time my sister and I where swimming in the ocean in alantic city. The wave where pretty strong. We went in pretty far but not redicusly far out into the ocea. What seemed like all of the suden the ground diapeared out from under us. It got really deep where we where and the waves kept pulling us further anf urther away. The life gaurd was wistling for us to come in but we where both swimming as hard as we could and getting no where. The life gaurds where starting to get thier boat ready to get us but luckily a huge wave came and we caught a hold of it and paddled up with it. We where so tired from trying so hard to get in. I was defintly scared. Since I do not go out into the ocean like that anymore. Just up to my chest and and always carful to make sure the ground is always under me.
• India
15 Dec 06
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Thanks to the huge wave that saved you. Goodluck on mylot.com
• India
14 Dec 06
I dont know how to swim.so no point in getting drowned.i always stay away from water .No RISKS man.
• India
14 Dec 06
But if we learn an art like swimming, it will help you, when u are in need. Nothing wrong in learning.
@Sshunya (15)
• India
14 Dec 06
Same happened to me once. It was my first encounter with water. soon i realized the fact i heard from some wise person, don't fight with water, as it helps you if you loose urself. I was floating in fractions of seconds facing towards sky.
• India
14 Dec 06
Thank God! you were saved, your memory power saved, thanks to the wise person. Bye. Goodluck on mylot.
@gopal_85 (509)
• India
14 Dec 06
yes each and everyone would have felt it you in river one inswimming pool etc but the thing is after yu learnt you will enjoy it
• India
14 Dec 06
Yes, if you know the art, you will be confident and no fear.
@darshakk (2142)
• India
13 Dec 06
not afraid of water,i knw swimming well but cant dive still....
• India
14 Dec 06
You are 'D' then you should know 'D'iving... hahahahhiahiiiiiihahaiii
@epizzahut (2079)
• China
13 Dec 06
once i was swiming in a sea, A wind suddenly sprang up.and i almost had lost and couldn't see the coast. but fortunately i finally got it.
• India
13 Dec 06
You are lucky to be saved. Don't do it next time. Don't go too far into the Sea. Stay at coast and enjoy the sea. Bye. Goodluck.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I almost drowned once and I saw someone drown. I even watched as they Dragged the river for her body. It was a horrible experience. I love to swim but I won't go anywhere that my feet can't touch the bottom and I can still have my head above water.
• India
13 Dec 06
Yeah! it's an horrible experience. You won't catch your breath. Unless somebody helps you out, you won't be saved. Thanks for reply.
@vinod18 (172)
• India
20 Dec 06
I'm not scared of stilled water. I'm scared of only running water like streams.