All I remember of my experience with water is almost drowning or not making it back up easy, as in: getting under water but an object blocks my way of making it back up.
So now my swimming lessons are hell. I'm in a class of 44 people, divided in two groups during the lessons, so in a group of 22 for a quarter of the poolspace so we're a bit close to eachother.
Anyways, I won't bother with other information, but my question is: if any of you had a fear of going deep in the water, how did you get over that?
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The only way you will overcome the fear of water, or swimming in deep water, is by taken swimming lessons like yourself. Once you become a good swimmer, and confident your ability your fear of deep water won't bother you as much.
The reason you are afraid of deep water, is because you can't swim. I wouldn't worry to much, your doing the right thing by taking swimming lessons, they help you, and you will be safe. I don't think they will make swim in deep water if they think you will drown. Just take your time in learning to swim, and eventually your fear of swimming in deep will go away in time.
Your only afraid of drowning at the moment, is because your not a good swimmer at the moment. Just keep going to your lessons, and your confidence will eventually grow as time goes on. When you go for your swimming lessons they will not make you swim in deep water first, especially if they know you can't swim in the first place. They will just teaching you the basics of kicks and teaching how to float in water. You have nothing to worry about, they are professionals, they will help you. When you go for your lessons, just let them know, your fears.
The first to do, is be confident in swimming in shallow first. The reason why many people drown in water, is because they don't know how to kick properly. Kicking is everything when learing to swim. If you can't properly, you will drown.
I know how to swim...
I think then your letting past experience bother you to much. The only to overcome fear, is do it. The saying goes feel the fear and do it anyway. When you get stuck under water, you should never panic. It is the worst thing to do it. Just calm and think of way to get back. Your problem is you panic and it made much harder for yourself, to get back.
That's the problem, yeah. I probably think too much. It's just that, in the few swimmingclasses I have, I don't have time to think how to do it, they just let you do it and that's that. I'm thinking about going swimming with a friend a few times a week, and doing things one step at a time, taking my time and getting used to it. Now it's just jumping into the water, diving and what not, things I'm not a fan of.
yeah just take your time. you will be alright. just stay calm. remember not every experience is going to be the same. if you don't feel comfortable doing it, don't do it. start off shallow first if need be.
to be honest there is no easy way for you get over this. the only way to beat fear, is just to do it.