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Fear of Swimming

When Forcing My Daughter to Face Her Fears Backfired

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There Clare stood at the shoreline, her 8-year-old arms crossed in front of her, a scowl on her face, her feet dug in as I tried to tempt her into the waves with a brand-new boogie board. She was afraid of the ocean. Period. The end. Was this my child?

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

The Seattle Times | Tyrone Beason | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

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...

Summer Means Fun Times on the Water

Robin Quivers | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Robin Quivers

I love playing on all my water toys, but every time I use any of them -- from the slowest to the fastest -- I have to wear a life vest because I don't know how to swim. I am not alone; many African Americans are unsafe around water.