I Am Afraid of Water

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    Tramatic Childhood??

    I am not horribly afraid of water. I can shower and take baths like a normal person, but I've never been able to breath out of my nose or swim in water that I couldn't touch the bottom in. My mom told me that when I was a baby my dad would hold me under a shower head until I was...
    aroy83 aroy83
    26-30, F
    Sep 2, 2011

    Scared Of Running Water

    im am scared to death of the sound of water after you turn on the tap. My whole body immediately feels anxious. I am also afraid of showers. I cannot have a shower by myself cos im scared someones wayching me and i cant lock the door cos i feel trapped. I havent had a proper...
    Violet86 Violet86
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

    Fear of Water.

    I never used to be afraid of the water. It started in high school. We had to swim in gym class, and when I went into the deep end, i freaked out. Ever since then, I haven't been able to go in the deep end of pools, the ocean, lakes, rivers, or any other large body of water. I'm...
    phantasyx3 phantasyx3
    Jul 29, 2009

    Afraid of Water On My Face

    I have had a fear of water since I was a small child.  However its more specific to having water on my face.  I would scream if water got on my face or eyes.  I avoided swimming for a long time and especially sticking my head under water.  Eventually I took...
    daddysgoodgirl daddysgoodgirl
    26-30, F
    Mar 15, 2009

    Only Swimming In The Sea...

    i used to scream at my daddy to get out of the sea when we went to the beach on holiday. i used to make such a racket that after a while he didnt bother anymore. i feel a bit bad now, in my 'wisened age' but in reality i thought i was 'saving' him when i was little. i still...
    JulySunSoul JulySunSoul
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2012

    For the first time in my life I took a swim

    alone in the sea...... I am so grateful.
    onitaly onitaly
    Jun 29, 2014

    Just Large Bodies Of Water...

     I'm not afraid of taking a shower or it raining outside. But I have an extremely bad fear of large bodies of water. I can't go swimming anymore or take a bath. I can swim, don't get me wrong, I wasn't always like this. My whole family LOVES the water/ocean.  But for...
    bananajane bananajane
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    Fear of Water

    I was on a school trip and we went out on the lake in canoes. Everything was going well until it was time to get out. We had to get out while the canoes were in the shallows. So I did, but it just so happened that I got out on a really stony part and they all started slipping...
    SweetPegasus SweetPegasus
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2009

    Left Fearing Water

    When I was a young lad in junior school we went for a swimming lesson. They put us in the pool with a polystyrine block and told to kick our feet up one at a time and cross the pool. I don't know exactly what happend next but I ended up on the bottom of the pool looking up when I...
    jamesie jamesie
    51-55, M
    Jan 27, 2010

    My Kryptonite

    indeed. i can have a shower and i dance in the rain. storms i adore to be out and about in. but large bodies of water i feel drawn to.. but its not a oh yaya lets go play in it.. its a hidden pulls. always has been my demise. it almost took my life a few years back and has tried...
    Casper92 Casper92
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

    The Octopus

    In my younger more innocent years *cough* I went on trips a lot, to different countries, different places...it was fun.  And on one such occasion I went to the ocean, I thought it'd be awesome, to see all the sharks and get eaten my an octopus.  Yea, I got...
    Gemini15 Gemini15
    18-21, M
    11 Responses Jul 5, 2009

    When I Was Young

    When I was young we had a lake house. We spent every summer there all summer long. Well my mom was married to my step father (now ex step father) and he hated me. Literally hated me. So when we would go out on the dock to swim and fish he would think it was funny to pick me up...
    3LPmademe 3LPmademe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2012

    Don't Know Why It Happened.

    When I was little, I loved the beach and I used to spend all time I was there swimming on the sea. Then, last year I went to swimming classes just for fun, but on a pool. A few months ago I realized I wasn't able to swim on the sea, and i don't know why. I didn't consider it very...
    Moonwatcher Moonwatcher
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2009

    I Fear Water.

    I can swim, I love the rain, I love fountains and waterfalls, but I can't face deep water. When I go to the ocean I'm stunned by its beauty and can stay there for hours listening to the roaring waves, but in the back of my mind I have a lingering fear of the depths of its waters...
    RedCorner RedCorner
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    You Might Be Chum- North of Boston

    Swiming In NE Alantic Waters From Boston North, you Just might be chuming the waters!!! Recently Swimmers and beach Goers have been locked out of the waters along the Ne Alantic Beaches for fear Of Great Whites!!! ... As for I, I don't swim  in these waters...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 7, 2009

    Water Face

    I have what I believe to be an unusual fear of water as I have researched and cannot find anyone else with the same type of water phobia as I have. I love swimming, baths and standing in the rain, especially during storms. What I can't stand is getting water on my face. I can...
    omlaha85 omlaha85
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2011

    I get squimish whenever I go on boats

    or anything on water because I'm afraid of what's in oceans, lakes, or rivers. I like looking at the ocean, but I'm too afraid to dip a toe.
    sammichs sammichs
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2014

    An Epiphany

    I spoke to my counsellor yesterday and discovered that my fear of water is not recent. It has always been there, i just have never noticed cos i thought it was normal. Ok let me explain.... As a child it was a constant battle to get me into the shower. I would sometimes go a...
    Violet86 Violet86
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2011

    No I Don't Want To Go In!

    I don't know why I'm afraid of water, I just know I am. I'm afraid of the ocean and sea, lakes are semi okay and pools I don't really like. I can swim really well I am just petrified I'll drown. I love water in the form of rain though and I can drink water fine. But I can't step...
    kanga9856 kanga9856
    Jan 16, 2012
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