This article hits close to home because I could never learn how to swim either. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I figured out why: someone tried to drown me when I was 3 years old. I blocked out the memory but it subconsciously prevented me from going near the water. The summer camp counselors would have to call my parents because I would be screaming and crying at the thought of getting into the pool. To this day I avoid the water unless it’s the shower and I don’t let the water run over my head into my face. I hold my head back so the water runs behind me. I make sure there is a life vest I can wear if I end up on a boat with friends or I just stay on shore. I’ve never cruised! There is no help for me. This article made me wonder why this grandmother never learned to swim. But like this heroic grandma, if I saw a child drowning, I would do the same in spite of my fears. I would jump in to save a life!