Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Semi-Scary Story: Pool Fall

Being a weak swimmer who can't float, I've never had great experiences with pools taller than five feet. During an after-season baseball pool party, I was walking near the edge of the pool when another kid had ran and bumped into me. Which knocked me right into the pool, except luckily the pool was built where the edge was shallow. So I was able to hang on until someone could pull me up. 

24 comments:

Christine said...

so scary, you should take some swim lessons Adam. It's harder as an adult, but no harm trying.

FilipBlog said...

Indeed scary. We are good swimmers and sometimes get into dangerous situation when swimming in the sea or where there is a lot of current. You need to know what to do. If you can't swim back to shore, you should continue swimming in the sea and after about 2 meter swim to the left or right for a reasonable distance and go back to shore. The current should no longer hinder you. We assume we had the same feeling as you when we first encountered a situation when we could swim back to shore.

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Filip

LV said...

I am with you. I just hang my feet in the water. That was a bad thing and glad you made it safely out.

Anna-Alina said...

I'm very weak swimmer too, but I love to swim.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Adam you have to take swim lessons!
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Bob Bushell said...

You have got to learn, swimming is a blessing. I used to love swimming, and I started late.

Dascha said...

You have to learn! Swimming is so nice!
And also save if you can swim!

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

The water is scary when you can't swim! I know that feeling well. At least it turned out okay.

Sandra Cox said...

Yikes! That's scary. I wish I was more proficient at swimming.

stephen Hayes said...

The pool was built where the edge was shallow? All pools are built with a shallow end, except diving pools. You look like an athletic fellow and learning to swim should be a snap for you.

Emmylou said...

That is scary for sure :O I don't know how to swim, which is why I insisted that my kids learn early. I don't want them to be like me!

Stephanie Faris said...

I read some funny meme recently that said smartphones have taken all the fun out of randomly throwing someone, fully clothed, into a swimming pool. I guess because we always have our phones on us! Sounds like that's for the best in your case.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A scary ordeal for sure

Cloudia said...

Yikes!


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Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

the best tip is to not panic!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I thought everyone could float! Guess that is just an unwarranted assumption. Glad this turned out okay for you.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

'Relax' easy said then done if you are in a pool. So, don't get in.

DEZMOND said...

sounds nightmarish

Pilar Domínguez said...

Such a bad experience! I don´t like swimming very much. Kisses:)

bj said...

Bless your heart...that happened to my little brother (he was only 5) but I was right behind him and just reached down, caught his little head and pulled him up above water. Scared both of us to death.

Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't been in a pool in years, just not one for swimming.

Fundy Blue said...

I'm glad that you are okay. It must have been really scary.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I agree that you should take a few swim lessons. Drowning is something that scares the heck out of me!

Kay said...

I can't swim either, which is why I made sure our kids became very strong swimmers. I remember our neighbor had a pool and their 3 year old son fell in and died for a while until he was resuscitated. They moved soon after to a house without a pool.