Dream about swimming against the tide is sadly a warning for something that has been suppressed, rejected, or denied. You are not ready to put in the work necessary to improve your mind or body. You do not have full view of some situation. It is a signal for flexibility in your thinking or fluidity in your emotions. Something in your life does not feel quite real.
Swimming against the tide dream denotes something that is lacking or missing from your life. You are not accepting responsibilities for your own actions. You are projecting yourself onto a person or animal being tortured. This dream is sadly an unsatisfied or unfulfilled emotional life. Some things are too obvious to deny.
If you dreamt about swimming against the tide:
If you find yourself in any situation where your feelings for another overpower your commonsense and your ability to behave in a down-to-earth and sane manner – then do be careful. But when have you ever worried about sticking to the practical side of things when there is so much fun to be had? And really, who can blame you?