If you dreamed of drowning, this could have been triggered by a theme that happened in your daytime’s reality. Drowning is a life threatening situation and is a metaphor for a crisis in real life. If you were overcome by difficulties in real life, your worries may be carried over to your dream life.
If you saw yourself being saved, then the message in this dream is that there is hope for you. Try to reflect on how and what you can do, to salvage the situation.
The dream metaphor of drowning, can mean problems in breathing, like having infection in the respiratory tract. If a dreamer has a cold, or sinus problem, they struggle to breathe and this could trigger a dream about drowning and unable to breathe.