Which factors led Douglas to decide in favour of YMCA pool? The YMCA pool was an ideal place for Douglas to learn swimming. It was safe. It was only two or three feet deep at the shallow end. Though it was nine feet deep at the other end, the drop was gradual. Related posts: Which two incidents in Douglas’ early life made him scared of water? The childhood experience of terror of Douglas made him stronger and more determined. Elucidate the above statement supporting it with evidences from the text. How did the instructor turn Douglas into a swimmer? Which two incidents in the life of William Douglas before he was ten years old created an aversion in his mind to water?