When I have a day off, I like to take a strength class. Well, it looks like today was our instructor's, (who resembles an unber fit Barbie) final day teaching. She reassured us that she would still be around though, teaching a paddle board class on the lake. Well, that's not gonna do me any good with my TOTALLY IRRATIONAL FEAR OF DEEP WATER!!!!
In my 40+ years I have never learned to swim well. I can float for long distances on my back and do the lame side stroke and a makeshift doggie paddle, but that's about the extent of it.
I realize if you can stay afloat in shallow water, you should conceivably be able to do the same in deep water, but if my feet cannot touch the bottom, panic sets in.
VC assessed my doggie paddle at the local swimming hole a year ago and said it wasn't half bad. If you recall, he is an incredible diver. No idea where those genes came from but I can safely say they were not from my gene pool.
Maybe one of these days I will tackle this fear. If only I didn't despise pools and bodies of water....
In the meantime, you will not spot me on the lake doing this - or even on dry land for that matter: