Holiday Swimming in the Sea is Wonderful
Unless you are Trained to Save Someone in the SEA You Will Die!
Holiday swimming in the sea is wonderful. I have done it myself and felt the benefits. The salt water lifts you more than the water in your local pool does.
Why is that?
Simply because the salt in the sea makes water heavier. As a result you ‘feel’ lighter. Fill 2 glasses of water one without salt and the other with salt. Weigh both, need I say more?
When you swim in your local swimming pool it is not the same as holiday swimming in the sea.
In your local swimming pool the water is controlled and this causes more germs to breed, hence the use of chlorine not salt.
There you are on holiday having the time of your life and everything is fine. You are a very good swimmer. How do you know you are a good swimmer? Simply because you can swim length after length in CONTROLLED CONDITIONS!
When someone is in trouble in ‘open water’ what you need to understand that UNLESS YOU ARE TRAINED TO SAVE SOMEONE IN THE WATER YOU WILL DIE!
WHY AM I MAKING SUCH AN EMPHATIC STATEMENT?
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONTROLLED WATER AND ‘OPEN WATER’
YOU WILL APPROACH THE PERSON FACE ON AND HE/SHE WILL GRAB HOLD OF YOU BEACUSE THEY WANT TO BREATHE. THIS IS THE NATURAL THING TO DO!!
YOU WILL BE SHOCKED BECAUSE THE PERSON WHO WANTS TO BREATHE WILL PUSH YOU DOWN TO GET THEIR FACE OUT OF THE WATER.
BEING PUSHED UNDER THE WATER YOU WILL PANIC WANTING AIR. YOU WILL TENSE YOUR MUSCLES (WHICH IS SO NATURAL) AND WILL FEEL ‘OUT OF CONTROL’
WHAT ASA (AMATURE SWIMMING ASSOCATION) WILL NOT TELL YOU IS THAT WHEN YOU TENSE YOUR MUSCLES YOU ARE ‘MORE FLOATY’ AND WHEN YOU RELAX YOUR MUSCLES YOU ARE HEAVIER.
HOW WOULD YOU ‘FEEL IF YOU COULD NOT BREATHE? WOULD YOU FEEL EVER SO RELAXED OR WOULD YOU STRUGGLE?
WHEN THE WATER REACTS TO YOUR TENSE BODY YOU WILL FEEL OUT OF CONTROL IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ‘RULES’ OF THE WATER.
WHEN SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE IN THE SEA WHAT DO LIFE-GUARDS USE TO RECSUE THEM? DO THEY SWIM OUT TO THE PERSON OR USE A BOAT?