I am afraid of the water, even though I can swim.
Okay I know it sounds a bit oxymoronic, so I guess I should clarify. I can swim, but when I go swimming, I have to stay in water where I can easily touch the bottom or I start to panic. It took me a long time to learn how to swim. I was probably 12 or 13 when I learnt while away one summer at Girl Scout camp. I don’t know what made the difference then, probably the teacher. I don’t really remember, but I do remember fearing the water for a long time. I still do to an extent, but it’s not an intense fear.