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    Wonder why she didn't anchor the boat.

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    I have to agree with CZB. I swam before I walked (literally) and became a certified lifeguard at 15 and remain so to this day.

    Knowing how to swim and being a strong swimmer are two very different things. Knowing what to do in an undertow or rip tide is one thing applying that knowledge and skill in real life is another.

    I was taught very young to never swim alone, never swim at night and absolutely never swim if I was drinking. I have a really healthy respect for the dangers.

    Personally if I was with a young child in the water alone, I’d wear my vest as well. You just never what can and will go wrong. I also wouldn’t swim in a public space that did not have a dedicated swim area and lifeguards.

    It’s not at all victim blaming but a teachable moment. A sad one but still teachable.
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    ^^ My aunt's sister in law was a championship swimmer. She drowned while swimming in a local dam. No matter how good you are, the danger is always there.
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    My mom is not a swimmer but she made sure that my brother and I learned she sent us to summer camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    ^^ My aunt's sister in law was a championship swimmer. She drowned while swimming in a local dam. No matter how good you are, the danger is always there.
    Exactly and best course of action is to try and mitigate the potential dangers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    My mom is not a swimmer but she made sure that my brother and I learned she sent us to summer camp.
    My mother was terrified of the water after a horrible experience when she was just a child - the swimming instructor held her under the water because she was afraid to completely dunk herself. My brother, sister, and I all took swimming lessons when we were very young and we all loved the water and swimming. The thing is, this is where my mom got her super-hero cape, because she was so determined to make swimmers out of us, that none of us knew until we were in our teens that she couldn't swim.

    After my parents retired to Palm Springs, she took lessons at their clubhouse pool and overcame enough of her fear to dog paddle and even to plug her nose and go under. She was in her 70's. What a woman.
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    ^i was terrified of the water when i was a kid, but i had no reason at all.
    i didn't want to get close to the ocean during vacations, i just played with the sand.
    my parents sent me to swimming lessons and i used to sit outside the pool with all my gear on lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palta View Post
    ^i was terrified of the water when i was a kid, but i had no reason at all.
    i didn't want to get close to the ocean during vacations, i just played with the sand.
    my parents sent me to swimming lessons and i used to sit outside the pool with all my gear on lol.
    Aww... poor baby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsaywhit View Post
    My mother was terrified of the water after a horrible experience when she was just a child - the swimming instructor held her under the water because she was afraid to completely dunk herself. My brother, sister, and I all took swimming lessons when we were very young and we all loved the water and swimming. The thing is, this is where my mom got her super-hero cape, because she was so determined to make swimmers out of us, that none of us knew until we were in our teens that she couldn't swim.

    After my parents retired to Palm Springs, she took lessons at their clubhouse pool and overcame enough of her fear to dog paddle and even to plug her nose and go under. She was in her 70's. What a woman.
    When I was in elementary school, our class went on a trip to the city pool for swimming lessons. The swim teacher pushed me into the pool after I asked if I could go to the bathroom first because she thought I was stalling. After I sputtered out of the water and managed somehow to make it out of the pool, first thing I did was go to the bathroom because I legitimately had to pee. I never did learn how to swim...
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    ^what an asshole!
    you should have peed in the pool lol
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    If my feet can’t touch the bottom I panic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsaywhit View Post
    My mother was terrified of the water after a horrible experience when she was just a child - the swimming instructor held her under the water because she was afraid to completely dunk herself. My brother, sister, and I all took swimming lessons when we were very young and we all loved the water and swimming. The thing is, this is where my mom got her super-hero cape, because she was so determined to make swimmers out of us, that none of us knew until we were in our teens that she couldn't swim.

    After my parents retired to Palm Springs, she took lessons at their clubhouse pool and overcame enough of her fear to dog paddle and even to plug her nose and go under. She was in her 70's. What a woman.
    Good for your mom...it takes a lot of courage to overcome a pathological fear like that.
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