Gosh, what terrible experiences! That swimming incident, Kimberly, sounds so scary! So sorry to hear these things happened to you two..
That’s awesome, though that you were strong enough to get back in the water at all! And that you were able to find the link between the incident and your being hate for deep waters is pretty smart.
I really can’t think about the worst experience I had as a child. I can think of the worst thing that I ever went through — a couple of traumatic things, actually — but those weren’t during my childhood. I think losing my niece at 19 days old (I was a kid in the 5th grade at the time) was the worst childhood experience.