Courage is something you can't be afraid to have.
I was taught to swim the old fashioned way. I was thrown in. Obviously (or not) I learned to swim. This comment is NOT a recommendation or endorsement! DO NOT try this at home!
Our family is glad you managed to make it to the surface, Bill.I am always fearful of my kids and proximity to water. My son complained to me once that he was a perfectly good swimmer, in reply to my cautions about always having an adult around. I asked him why he thought that. He replied, "Because, Dad, I float really well under water."Yikes.
I LOVE that logic!