The last time that I remember actually somewhat swimming in water was 5 years ago. I took some expensive swimming lessons with a guy who trained competitive swimmers. I think he played me because by the time I had to go I could still not swim in the deep end. I guess he was enjoying his hourly rate.Anyway, I was disappointed that I didn't reach my goals. However, now 5 years later I quickly learned to swim in like 2 hours...the water was not that deep but I quickly caught on to the swimming tips that 3 of my friends gave me and they were impressed. In my heart, I was glad that those supposedly useless lessons had paid off and will continue to do so. Yes, the moral of the story is be patient with your dreams and goals.