Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fear of swimming


Summer is here and the swimming pool is filled with children and adults. It’s exciting as most of them come around to chat in the pool while others swim to shape up. When Adi was 4 year old, I had enrolled him for swimming classes. It was a bad decision as he began to develop a fear of drowning when he was thrown into the pool. After that he never dared to enter the pool until recently. He is 6 year old now and all set to savor water again. The core factor that led him to this decision was his lack of company to play in the play area since all his friends were busy enjoying the pool. At the outset he just watched them swim. Next he put his legs into the pool and felt the water. The following day he had joined the rest. It took him barely a week to discover the art of swimming and now he is on his way to stand out. Today when I went down to pick him back, I watched him doing somersaults inside the pool and I was pleasantly amazed. Now I presume that it will be hard to stop him just as it was hard to start off.
Now let me come the spicy part of the matter. A small number of of us ladies who don’t know to swim decided to give it a shot. Initially, most of us were not comfortable in our swimsuits. So we chose late evening to pursue our interest. 6 of us got into the pool and that was when we knew what adi must have felt like when he was 4 year old. The fear sank in but hey am not ready to give up yet.

2 comments:

deepa said...

Hey, njoying, eh?? Wait, I wl be back soon..
Dont knw whn I will really be out of my "hydrophobia":(

Miss Stymie said...

hey Deepa, am sure you will get over Hydrophobia once you learn to hold your breath under water. It's all in the mind.