A Frightening Experience Of Learning How To Swim

Learning something new can be a scary experience. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was learning how to swim. I was always afraid of the water, but I decided that swimming was an important skill that I should learn. So I went to a pond with my friend Sumon. He not only knew how to swim but also was a very swift swimmer. However, he was my coach in learning how to swim. At first, he gave me some instructions. Then he himself swam to show me the process. I observed it closely. Then he told me to try. I was very frightened at first.

In the beginning, I failed and had to drink the pond water. I had to cross a small expanse of water. It was extremely difficult for me. Seeing my difficulty in the water my friend came to rescue me. Initial failure made me nervous. But my friend encouraged me to go on with it. I also felt inspired. I tried for the second time and made some progress. In this way, I tried more two times. The next day we went to the pond again. That day I was successful. Thus I learned how to swim. But the experience still makes me terrified