Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

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Shine_Spirit
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Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

Postby Shine_Spirit » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:54 am

Traumas are dangerous sequels of bad events and unfortunately, not everyone can overcome them. Well, thank God I was able to overcome my trauma related to swimming.

During a family reunion, on a beach, I almost drowned at age 13 (because I had a cramp in my right leg... I couldn't move my leg in any way). By carelessness, my parents weren't watching me, and a stranger ended up seeing me ask for help and fortunately he arrived on time and saved me.

I remember I was very scared, and my parents went crazy. But in the end, thanks to that stranger, everything ended well.
Soul Traveler. 8-)

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Re: Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

Postby kamai » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:15 am

I wasn't very traumatized after my incident but it helped me be more alert. When I was 5 years old I used to live at apartment with a pool that wasn't fenced so one day I was playing and wasn't looking where I was going and fell in the deepest side of the pool. I didn't know how to swim yet so I was drowning luckily my mom was there but couldn't jump in because she was watching my baby brother but she guided me to safety. That's when I learned how to swim as well.

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Re: Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

Postby moondebi » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:18 pm

Once it required for me to take a ferry from one side of the bank of a river to another. It is one of the longest and widest river of our country. It takes more than 45 minutes or so to cross the river. Things were going fine until high tides started. The small boat started to swing like anything. We all started to panic and after experiencing lots of tides and turmoils reached to the destination.
I cannot call it a trauma but never took that route ever in my life again.

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Re: Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

Postby Decentlady » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:41 pm

I am glad except for a mild sunburn I did not sustain and major accidents ever. Although I know of someone very close who was almost drowned as a child but that wasn't while engaging in a water sport.

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Re: Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Thankfully never until now. But I have heard and read about water sports related trauma.
It can be really lethal at times.

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Re: Do you have or ever had any trauma related to watersports?

Postby Ray1 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:58 pm

I live in a country where almost everyone learns swimming right from childhood age so chances of mishaps are very few besides all beaches and swimming areas are well guarded by trained staff. I seldom hear about accidents in this country but my home country has a large number of drowning cases. Fortunately I have never faced any such situation personally besides I can swim well too.


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