posted on May, 8 2006 @ 09:27 PM
Always played around water, but forced to take swimming lessons at age 10, hated it because I hated to put my face in the water then turn head and
breathe, seemed like next to drowning. Swim instead on side, breast stroke like, with frog kick, swim laps in my pool just fine, and figure I can get
to shore like this if need be. Water safety very important (I witnessed a two year old relative walk into a pool, and so many campers around lakes and
rivers, plus personal watercraft and boats), so high school physical education requirement. Every year around here people die in the mountain rivers,
either from shock of going from heat into ice cold water (even strong swimmers) or diving in and hitting head on rock.