“Something made you afraid in water. For most people, it was a frightening experience in water or possibly out of water. Also for most people, a parent was afraid in water or “didn’t swim.” For a few people, the cause of fear is unknown. Virtually always, there was a loss of control. This fear can be healed” (Melon Dash, Conquer Your Fear of Water: An Innovative Self-Discovery Course in Swimming, page 5).