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I used to believe that when I swam in a swimming pool too long I would grow fins and be able to breathe underwater, like a mermaid, and still be able to survive out of water!!
I used to think that those little things at the bottom of public pools that are water filters (I think) would suck our your intestines if you got too close, so I spent the majority of my childhood being really really frightened of public pools.
My friend was sooo scared of sharks ever since she was little. When I was like 11 I had my birthday party at an indoor pool. It was really warm and a part of it was really deep. Somehow she got the idea that there were sharks in the water, and would only enter the water if she had a kickboard!!
My parents were part of this club, and one night they took my sister and I to a get together. There was a pool table there and I honestly thought it was a little mini pool with water.
I had been worried because I hadn't brought my swimsuit.
I Used to think that when you got into a swimming pool if there was a guy there you could get pregnant. I remember my parents had a pool party for my brothers 15th birthday and one of his friends got in the pool. I jumped out and went crying to my mom and told her that he just got me pregnant.
When I was about 9 I was at the house of a family friend and they had just had renovations and I decided to go the toilet in the extension.The first time i went and I flushed it, it made a funny noise so after that, whenever I ever went to the toilet there I never flushed the toilet as I thort the renovations werent finished and all my business would just land in their pool. I'm pretty sure they knew it was me that wasnt flushing!
When i was little my dad always told me there was polar bears in the deep end of the pool and if i swam in the deep end they would come up and get me! I believed him until i was finally old enough to hold my breath and go under water. Then i noticed he was lying and i started to jump off the diving board and play Marco Polo with all the older cool kids.
I used to believe that Santa Clause lived in the drain at the bottom of the swimming pool in the deep end and that the only was to talk to him was by jumping off he diving board, swimming down and talking to the drain. Since i was only 5 or so I could go all the way to the bottom and would get mad b/c I could'nt tell santa what I wanted for Christmas.!
I used to believe that if you farted while swimming in the pool, it could propel you foward really fast.
When me and my sister were little my mom told us that if we went to the deep end of the pool when we were swimming that an invisble monster would suck us under.I didn't really pay attention to her but my never wated to go in the deep end
The third day after I started my period (I was 11), my mom's friend invited me and her to go with her and her daughters to a water park. I hadn't told my mom at the time that I was on my period (I used to be really shy about it) so I didn't have any access to a tampon. A friend of mine had told me once when we were like 8 or 9 that when you had your period and you were in a pool, if anyone saw the blood, they would drain all the water out of the pool and scrub it down to disinefect it. So I was terrified the entire time at the water park that this would happen to me. Just to add to the silliness of this, I was dumb enough to sit on a white towel, then hand it to my mom afterwards when I went to swim. Needless to say, I had bled on it and she was afraid I'd started and didn't know I had. I was a weird kid.
When I was little I always heard people use the phrase "car pool", so when I saw a car with a cab on the back, I thought you were supposed to fill it with water and invite people in.
When i was about 3 years old i took swimming lessons in this indoor swimming pool. i remember when we were being taught how to float on our backs (we were little!!) our teacher would tell us to look up at the ceiling and imagine a big sandwich there. i got it into my head that we were supposed to look for the giant peanut butter sandwich that was stuck to the roof so it didn't fall on us. i could never see it, and i thought everyone else knew where it was but i didn't ask because i didn't want to look stupid.
Until I turned about 10, I thought "carpool" was another word for El Caminos -- the cars that look like they're half pickup truck. I always wondered why I had never seen one put to proper use, filled with water and people in swimsuits. To this day, I want to try that version of carpooling!
On cartoons whenever someone finally stopped struggling and went underwater and drowned, bubbles appeared at the surface where they dissapeared.
Whenever I breathed out underwater while swimming I got uncomfortable and scared becuase I thought the lifeguard was gonna think I drowned and try to come save me, then yell at me for creating a false alarm.
I used to believe that the water in the swimming pool of a cruise ship was actually the ocean water. I thought that the only thing "keeping the people in the pool" was wire or mesh.
When I was small I was in the back garden with my brother ( about 8 years older). There was an old unused paddling pool out there, half full of water, that I was poking with a stick. Big brother told me not to poke but I did anway and the water came flowing out. "Youve done it now mate, the water went done that crack and now the world's going to end" "oh no" I said "how long will it take?" "3 years, 4 at the very most" " Oh!". Using my rudimentary maths skills I worked out how old I would be when The End came and what I would do with the time left to me. He was my Big Brother and I beleived him.
When I was little, I wouldn't swim in the deep end of the pool because I thought there were sharks at the bottom. I still don't swim in the deep part. I think I've been watching too much Jaws.
when i was like 3 or 4 i learned to swim. although i was good at all the strokes, i never wanted to go under the water becouse even if i was at the other end of the pool, the drain monster thing would come out of the drain and it would drown me. im normal now, except for my irrational fear of the penut butter monster.
anytime i would go swimming, lake, pool or anywhere, i thot there were sharks and crocodiles
and thats silly cuz in lakes and especially pools (in ontario) there wouldnt possibly be sharks or any deadly animals
but i would always watch where i was going, and my brother used to always scare me and pretend to be a shark or crocodile in our pool, and i actually cried for fear that he was one!