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When I was little, I was at the pool and my sister told me not to blow water out the end of those hollow floating things or i would get meningococcal.
I had never heard of it before and i thought she said i would get a ninja cockeral.
I didn't ever do it again.
when i was young i used to believe that there was sharks in my swimming pool. and the worst thing about it was, my father would make me do about 60 laps a day! I hated him for that!!
in the summer, i used to get scared at night when i was going to sleep, because i was scared that Albinos would come and swim in my pool at night...i used to lock the gate at night when i was the last one in...hmmm...
I used to think that before rescuing a drowning person a lifeguard (or anyone really) had to put their PJs on. This was because when I had swimming lessons I had to 'rescue' a brick from the bottom of the pool while wearing my PJs. When I was 13 I finally discovered this wasn't true.
Before swimming lessons, my mom would always tell me to finish eating ALL of my lunch, and that if I didn't...in the water, I'd sink - because I didn't have enough food in me.
I honestly believed this till about grade 7...in what turned out to be an embarassing conversation with friends.
At my preschool, we used to go to the local pool every friday. It was a small school, only about ten kids... anyways. We thought boys had some weird disease, and that if they touched us, we'd turn into boys. At the pool, they'd always be on one side, we'd be on the other... we decided to have a 'war'. The boys splashed water on us. I convinced every girl there that if we put our arms out and spin fast enough in the water, we'd create water tornadoes that would wipe them out.
Everyone believed me, but we just spun around there looking like little morons!
my older brother convinced me when i was 2 that their was an algea monster that lived in our pool (the algea almost never went away for some reason) and that if i swam in the deep end the monster would come up from the muck and eat me. I didn't swim in the deep end till i was 7.
When I was little, I believed that when you were standing in a pool you were just floating there like a bubble, and you moved by magic, or the wind, etc
I remember when I was about four or five, my mother used to take me to the local swimming pool back home in Finland, and the swimming pool floor had black and white tiles. I thought the black tiles were whales and if I stepped on one of them they'd eat me!
I used to think that drains in pools and bathtubs were deadly. I never went anywhere within more than seven feet from one in fear of being quickly sucked in and having my body cut up into many tiny pieces to go through the little holes. My dad dropped a penny once near the drain and went to go get it to prove to me that it was OK to go near it - I came pretty close to tears as I saw him swim toward that drain, I thought my daddy was dead meat :(
I used to believe that a killer whale lived in the deep end on my local swimming bath, but he didn't ever come out because he could only live in the deep part.
I also remember my mum talking about why she didn't like rodents because when she was small she picked up a gerbil by its tail when it was dead, and I thought she meant 'turtle' so for the longest time I thought that gerbils were a type of turtle.
I was told by a Carowinds employee when I was a kid that the waves in their wave pool were created by elephants underneath it. They would feed them peanuts and they would stomp their feet which created the waves.
When I was little I was afraid of pools and hot tubs and baths and sinks and things like that, mainly because they all had a little drainy thing that I thought would suck things under. Now it is 7 years later and the other night I remembered my fear - on the night my friend invited me and some other friends over to go in her hot tub. I was skeptic, but right when we got there, she said (without knowing my fear) "Oh, watch out for the drain in the bottom, a few people have gotten their feet sucked in it."
I stayed in the corner of the hot tub the whole night and am afraid of them again!
I was swimming in my pool when I accidentally touched the floating chlorine buoy. I was so terrified that I was going to die of chlorine overexposure that my parents had told me about and that if I died in my sleep, vultures would come eat me up.
I can understand that chlorine part, but I still don't know where the vultures part came from.
My family and I always went to the same pool growing up, and it was the kind where you have to shower before getting into the pool. I thougth the shower water put a protective shield on us, so we wouldn't melt because of the chlorine.
When I was little i used to believe if you go in the middle of the pool you'd get sucked in by a vortex and be put into another dimension.
When I was younger, and when I went to a swimming pool, I noticed how one side of the pool was 3 feet and the other end was 6 feet. I always thought the people who worked at the pool put something special in the water so some of the water would go to one side and a lot of water would go to the other side. Later in life I realized that the person to installed the pool dug one side of the pool deeper then the other!
I used to belive that at the end of the wave pool where my daddy wouldn't let me go becsuae it was to deep. I used to belive there were dolpins down there and everyone got to paly with them but me!
when my nannny lived in her house that as the pool i loved to go in it but i was scared sometimes. You know how in pools to clean then there is like a vacume that cleans the bottem well i tought that if i got near it, it would suck me up too. my uncle nick used to tease me about it and make me more scared. i was about 6 or 7 intll i would go near it.
At the pool where I took swimming lessons as a kid, there was a list of rules, including one that said "Shower in the nude before using the pool." That sign baffled me for years because I couldn't for the life of me figure out where the "nude" was.