Wow, I bet you have no mates.
I was the idiot cannon balling into the deep end causing a tsunami in the pool. (highfive) 8)
Thanks, Heat added
Haha yes it was about the hottest Sunday last year when we went,the place was heaving, we were probably sat next to each other on the grass,I was the guy in dodgy speedos, on my phone looking at deals on hukd !
I guess you should know the facts about the body of water you choose to swim in. It's probably common sense, but I think it's worth repeating for the UK: Fresh water - the biggest "threat" from wildlife are pike, avoid the reeds to save yourself a fright. Water fowl, especially swans can attack and give you a nasty nip (or break you arm!) Bear in mind that dams will be very deep and will have a drainage point, I'm not aware of anyone being sucked into one however... Cramps are probably your worst enemy in the UK (that and cold water shock!) Sea - there have been witness accounts of sharks around the coasts, however I have never heard of an attack (I doubt the water is warm enough for them to have the energy!) Also the temperature is too cold for any dangerous stinging jellyfish. For me the biggest threat are buoys (I got hit on the head whilst swimming) and the rip currents. I made the mistake of entering a rip current, I didn't panic I just went with the current only to discover I was being drawn towards really sharp rocks. Thankfully I was able to clamber out without incident, lesson learnt! The views & exercise are totally worth it - I mentioned Herring pool being like a scene from the movie Cocoon. This is because it is frequented by many pensioners - it's great to see them enjoying the water (hey if they can bear the cold water anyone can!). Have fun, be responsible and do your research before entering the water!