'My Terror Lurks Someplace Deep': A Writer Learns To Swim

07/16/2012 08:39 am ET
  • Tyrone Beason The Seattle Times

THE SHALLOW end of the pool at Green Lake Community Center is only three feet deep, but I'm up to my nose in fear.

For as long as I can remember, I've been afraid of going in the water. Even completely submerging my body in a bathtub filled me with thoughts of drowning.

My terror lurks someplace deep.

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