"I was really scared": When Laura's son could swim better than her, she faced a lifelong fear.
I could see how hard my son Toby was working as he splashed up the lane atswimming class. I gave him a big smile and a wave when his happy face emerged from the deep end, proud that all his efforts were paying off. Toby could swim well and at just seven-years-old, he was already starting to out-do me in most sports-based activities.
I had toyed with booking swimming lessons in the past but always found an excuse not to try. It was too cold or I was too busy. In truth, I was really scared. Scared of drowning, scared of putting my face underwater, scared of not being able to swim as well as my then seven-year-old.
Facing our fears as adults can be very hard but according to Sydney based psychologist Rachel Voysey, also very worthwhile.
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