Water Confidence (Aquaphobia)

Aquaphobia swim classes for adults in Dublin.

Aquaphobia is often a fear of feeling out of control in water. There are also different levels of fear. For instance, some people do not enjoy being close to open bodies of water, such as the sea. For other people, it is a fear that is far more deeply-rooted and may mean they cannot immerse themselves in water, whether this is in a swimming pool or a bath.

Aquaphobia, the fear of water, can affect the daily lives of many people. Even though you realise the water in the bath, shower, swimming pool or the sea does not pose an immediate threat, it still leaves you feeling fearful and out of control. Turner Swim has created a Water Confidence course, which is perfect for people with a fear of water or who lack confidence either in or by water.


We recommend that you start with an initial 2 x 1-hour sessions, taken a few days apart. We will work on helping you to gain confidence in and around water. In addition we will begin deal with any specific anxieties that you may have. The key focus is on teaching you how to take control in water by being able to do aquatic breathing. Secondly, we will focus on teaching you how to stand up from a horizontal position in water. Finally, we will then move on to travelling horizontally.

Previous clients have completed our adults water confidence course after near drownings or bad experiences as a child. These have included being thrown into the sea, falling within swimming pools or being unable to stand up after a large wave at the seaside. With qualified, patient and experienced instructors to guide you, your fear of water could soon be a thing of the past.

Once aquaphobia clients have completed this course then we recommend that they move onto our learn to swim course.

All bookings are made online through our bookings portal, view availability and book online here.


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