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Fear of Deep Water

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I wanted to take the Aqua Aerobics class at my gym, but it met in the deep end of the pool. As a small child I almost drowned so panic in deep water set in. I decided to try a class wearing aqua jogger device. I still felt stressed out. I was a poor swimmer at that time.

I wanted to do the indoor triathlon at the gym. So I took 10 swimming lessons (as an adult). I also worked with my trainer to get more comfortable in the water. I now swim 20 to 30 laps in the pool (front crawl, backstroke, breaststoke, and side stroke). I have no fear of deep water. I am enjoying myself.

Great exercise for a person with RA.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CVRONEK 3/1/2013 7:02PM

    Wonderful job, facing your fear. emoticon

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HEALTHYLU1 2/27/2013 7:15AM

    My mom learned to swim as an adult and worked very hard to make sure we didn't have fear of water. Good for you! Goes to show that you can learn anything if you want to...

emoticon for you!

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PSHOWS 2/27/2013 3:46AM

    Way to go!

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Way to confront your fear and learn to overcome it!!

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KERRYG155 2/26/2013 6:33PM

    Great job on overcoming your fear! Not a lot of people will take that effort. I'm glad you're enjoying the water now.

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