Ok, maybe not. But it was very traumatic for me, and I'm not sure what to do with it. When I was 5, I took swimming lessons at the Y. The instructor, I think in an effort to get me used to holding my breath under water, pushed me under and held me there. I was sure I was going to die. I remember seeing my mom in the observation room, watching. And I remember telling the instructor and my mom that I was NEVER going to do that again. And I didn't. Water terrifies me.