Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Was Saved From Drowning

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    1st Time

    The first time I don't remember much about it, I was about 3 in my cousins backyard pool it was her and me but she told me not to go in the pool she wasnt paying attention ( i think she was texting on her phone) I wasn't wearing a life jacket I remember I didn't listen and went...
    Mbunny456 Mbunny456 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Guardian Angel

    When I was twelve, we went on vacation: me, my brother,my sisters, my mom, and my cousin. I am really small so I wasn't allowed past 6 feet. But my brother Tyler was. I was mad. So when everyone was at the beach, I went onto the diving board and ran. But that was when I slipped...
    KK71997 KK71997 13-15 Dec 23, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Stepfather Wanted Me to Die

    For I don't speak because of his incestuous behavior with me. I can't talk because it's difficult, but I can write. When I was 8 and told him he wouldn't touch me or I would tell everyone, he brought me to a cascade attraction for adults, and kids above 12, with an adult. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Effing Lifeguard!

    I was saved from drowning...and it wasn't by the lifeguard. Noooo. He was too busy chatting up some hotsy totsy in a bikini while my eight year old self was drowing in the deep end. My savior was a girl of about 15 who saw me struggling in the water and asked if I needed help...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 20 Responses Aug 9, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I was 12, my parents left me

    and my 15 year old brother home for a week while they went to England, my mum had a hard time to thrust us home alone for a week. It was around the end of May and our schools gave us a week off and I forgot why. We thought of spending the first day at the pool and my brother...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Bigggg Pool

    when i was like 6 or so, i was with my faimly visiting my stepdads faimly in new jersey. my step dads mom had a really big pool, it was one of those above gound pools with like a deck around it and stair and everthing. it had to be like 5-7 feet, i dont know exactly. i dont...
    seeingblue seeingblue 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I Was 8

    it was the most terrorising thing ever.i am so thankfull for the man that saved me.i hope i am worth all his effort.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Thanks Brother!

    Well there we were, down at the river in the spring, fishing under the bridge in high raging fast water, just like we were told NOT to do! I tried to make a very strategic move by jumping onto a pole that was sticking out of the water like I was some kind of trained acrobat, lol...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hmm That River

    When I was a kid, I used to swim in the river. It was a long river, in some places calm, other, the were whirlpools or stuff like that. One day I got into the water when the river was rapid and the water took me to the bottom. I was trying to stop moving or get to the surface but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Miracle Happens.

    05/04/11 is the day i'l never ever forget! Its the day dat i almost lost my life. I Fell from my speedboat in whx i cn only see drifting away from me. Am in the middle of the ocean fighting for my life, nothing to hold onto, no life jacket, sun burning my face, body hydrating...
    alvinwaterstone alvinwaterstone 22-25, M Apr 5, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Angel Or Other

    When i was a little boy i went to the local pool with my mom and my sister. The day was normal enough, i was playing in the shallow end and my sister was in the kiddie pool. I dont remember my reasoning but i wanted to go to the deep end,i was barly 4 feet tall at the time. So i...
    SecretsWithinWhispers SecretsWithinWhispers 26-30, M Jan 20, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Am I Weird?

    I was really crazy about water as a kid, although I learned to swim rather late for a water freak. Anyway, I was drowning many times because even before I could swim, I felt so good in water that I wasn't scared at all, so I was never careful. Can't say that drowning is pleasant...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Drowning And The Other Side To The Story!

    I dreamt that I was given a chose to die or live. I chose death and was escorted into a building. They offered me 2 options, to be decapitated or to drown. I chose to drown.  They escorted me upstairs in this building where i noticed that everyone was so calm. They seemed to...
    char77 char77 31-35 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    it probably happened

    when I was 4 or 5, a huge family reunion we went to somewhere close to a river. I don't know how to swim and was in my swim buoy with my dad. My cousin is a good swimmer but she got caught into a undercurrent, every adults rush to save her, my dad push me to my mom too hard...
    hesi06 hesi06 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Pre-graduation Drowning

    When I was in the 5th Grade, my best friend and I threw a pre-graduation party. When all our invitees came, we all jumped into the pool. He backyard was the coolest; a summer's paradise. The pool also had a small-ish water slide, short and tan. I couldn't really swim, but I...
    ChucksterRyniss23 ChucksterRyniss23 18-21, F Sep 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    By My Brother.

    A funny thing about me, is my inability to laugh and float simultaneously..  Hmmm
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Oct 31, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Saved By Warm, Shiny Angel

    When I was about 8, I went swimming in a local quarry with my brothers and mother. We were going for my brother's 3rd birthday, and we had a big party out there. My older brother and I went out swimming after lunch and we were having a great time. He decided to see who could...
    Rensho Rensho 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Drowning And The Other Side To The Story!

    I dreamt that I was given a chose to die or live. I chose death and was escorted into a building. They offered me 2 options, to be decapitated or to drown. I chose to drown.  They escorted me upstairs in this building where i noticed that everyone was so calm. They seemed to...
    char77 char77 31-35 Apr 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Brother

    One day me, my brother and a few friends went out on a friends boat. I wouldn't usually go as I can't swim but the sea was so calm and we weren't going out far so I thought I'd be brave. When we were out some of my friends jumped in. My brother said "why don't you go in? it...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Biking Accident

    I was biking around a track at around 5 o'clock and there were a group of 10 friends on a small bridge, around 20 years old. I tried to go across the bridge with the little room i had and went to hi-five them as they made the gesture to do so. As i did this, i lost balance and...
    quantamcola quantamcola 22-25, M Jul 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Almost Died While Vactioning In Florida!

    When I was 8, Our family went to Flordia! It was fun! I can remember I had really good breakfast! I often swim in the ocean (We stay in hotel(ish) resort) than swimming in ocean! I remember swimming in ocean in rainy day (It heavy rain but no thunderstorm or windy day or...
    ByerKenny ByerKenny 18-21 Apr 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Drowning

    Drowning!   I have seen a few posts on the internet concerning drowning and I feel that I have both technical knowledge and emotional experience to distribute amongst those who require it; I will start with personal experiences:   At the age of 5 (I have verified my...
    bagpuss0 bagpuss0 51-55 Mar 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Saved From Drowning By Dominican Republic Harpoon Fishers

    I was on vacation in Dominican Republic with my husband, my son and my husband niece and her boyfriend for 2 weeks in February 2010. On the fourth day of our vacation, we went to the public beach in Puerto Plata as we did the days before but as we walked on the beach, I though...
    larisyl larisyl 41-45 Jun 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Five I Guess?

    I've always loved water of any type. Trouble is, I was kind of slow to learn to swim. One day when I guess I was 5, my Uncle N took me to the local pool.  Lacking proper attire, he had to stay outside the pool enclosure and watch through the fence, trusting the lifeguards to...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 16, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Although I appear to be a nice person, normal to most, deep down I was timid, sensitive, and passive. I was never a loud, outrageous person, so my quietness was always mistaken for...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Adoption and Holiday Dread By John Veit Arcata, CA As Turkey Day approaches the words of cinema pugilist Rocky Balboa ring in my head. “To you, it’s Thanksgiving; to me, it...
    JohnV25 JohnV25 41-45, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In November 2011, I was the subject of a kidnapping at the age of 12, at where I would have least expected it: my home. I live in a small New Mexico town, and crime here is very...
    XFP453 XFP453 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I my sister likes to crossdress people and she likes messing with me and my friends. I've said before I have lost many friends because of thing she did such as:either dressing...
    Butterking47 Butterking47 18-21 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Your Ex Daughter,You Can't Hurt Me Anymore(Open Letter to My So Called Mother)- It's me. The child that has been "missing" according to your lies for 13 years. That child is all...
    ZolotayaWurola ZolotayaWurola 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was a late in life adoption and very lucky that it went so well. My parents died in a car wreck when I was three so I really don't remember anything about them other than they...
    mountaingirl4life mountaingirl4life 70+, F 1 Response Nov 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today, i was passing by the primary school when a little boy told me that Halloween was over and that I had to lose weight cause I'm fat. He was around 8.. How can you be so mean...
    everybodywantshappiness everybodywantshappiness 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    That's when it all started. Wearing a dress and panties. It was out of necessity that I had them on. I was away from home and my clothes got muddy so my mother had me put on a pair...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I lost my first wife to MS. I cared for her at home for nearly 10 yrs. she was paralyzed from her eyes down. She needed a lot of care. We were married for 18 yrs. She passed away...
    KDHARDY KDHARDY 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As a child I was bullied from my first day at school in those days kids didn't get lifts you walked and in my case alone.The reason I was bullied was because my mum was disabled...
    danglybits danglybits 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    During my school years, I was bullied from age 11 to 18 in high school. I have a condition called trichotillomania. I had to wear a wig due to the massive pulling of my scalp...
    browntaurus browntaurus 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    First time was in New Orleans. I was sucking one fellow and was taken from behind by another. I loved it.
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Omg!!! I had to block ANOTHER # that he was calling from!! Hes still with his gf!!! Anyone else had to go through this? Why wont he leave me alone??? #soaggravating
    Doodles2008 Doodles2008 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Some of the girls at school talk about me. What they say isn't how people should be treated. It isn't how I should be treated. They call me names, some of very many are fat, and...
    molligirl12 molligirl12 13-15, F 26 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Once upon a time it was autumn and the leaves started turning beautiful colours in Northern Ontario and the entire land was an autumn type of beautiful. Then the leaves started...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    23rd post. Not long after I recovered from the kidney stone, I started getting upper abdominal pain. They would come and go in spurts, and at the beginning a couple of panadol...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi my name is Sophiee and i would like to tell you about my boyfriend Ben when i met him i had given up on myself on life on everything and i had tried to commit suicide in the...
    SophieeChapman SophieeChapman 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My early life was full of rejection, confusion, instability and abuse from my father mostly. My parents believed in a sect of Christianity that was / is fanatical. They believed...
    gaychristianmale gaychristianmale 36-40, M Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    17th post...Let me start this post with a little apology. I take antidepressants, and they have kept me from, metaphorically speaking, pulling the trigger. But one of the downsides...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've had depression all my life. Pretty much since the very young age of 9-10 yearsold. It's had its ups and downs. What I mean is, I was able to get it to a manageable level but...
    Machan94 Machan94 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My skin is the sea, trapping me, teasing me. The waves of red crash and curl, don't you see? I can't breathe Help me, won't you please? My tear ducts sting with salt, This is all...
    savakora savakora 16-17 Nov 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tonight I'm having random body aches. Lower back especially. I've read somewhere this isn't unusual for survivors of child abuse. Phantom pains plaguing me. This is new. The pain...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I dont have much friends, sometimes i felt lonely and people in school has bullied me since i was 8 and my friends never defended. My big brother took me to the party so i could...
    EvanLe EvanLe 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One day it was the summer of 2014 me and my girlfriend were surfing in Hawaii out of no where this 18ft tiger shark ripped her left arm off took a huge chuck of her board so I...
    KendricFortner KendricFortner 18-21, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel