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Would you swim alone in a lake?

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#1 IamtheMumma

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:25 PM

Would you go swimming alone in a lake? There maybe other people around but it’s not guaranteed. Used as a family spot on weekends but quiet during the week.

#2 Ozquoll

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:27 PM

Hmmm 🤔. At first I thought "Yeah, why not?", but perhaps it could all feel a bit Wolf Creek or something....

#3 Sentient Puddle

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:28 PM

No, you should never swim alone - ever!

#4 jayskette

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:28 PM

lakes are Covid free! yes

#5 turbulent

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:29 PM

Yes, I do, my only concern with it is that snakes have occasionally liked to swim too.

#6 YumChaTheSecond

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:30 PM

No, I'm used to lakes having snakes near them and crocs in them!

#7 smilinggirl

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:30 PM

No. I have asthma. I would like to have someone else around. I swim laps 3x a week and like the security of knowing there are others nearby

#8 Threetwoone

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:31 PM

Yes, I would.

#9 Mumsyto2

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:31 PM

I would as long as there were no bull sharks. Granted, not typically in lakes, but there have been rare occurrences. However in this case I wouldn't go in if it was packed let alone by myself. Otherwise, definitely would as I wouldn't perceive the risk as being greater than being hit by an out of control car while sitting outside a cafe which I am also happy to do.

#10 wilding

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:32 PM

Yep. I would.

#11 SM3s Fight Song

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:32 PM

View Postturbulent, on 18 March 2020 - 07:29 PM, said:

Yes, I do, my only concern with it is that snakes have occasionally liked to swim too.

Me too for both.  I once had a brown snake swim past me in a river as a teen.  I hate snake encounters.

#12 Soontobegran

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:35 PM

Yes I probably have but it is not advised for very good reasons.
I certainly would not recommend it.

I struggled hopping into our pool that I could stand up in and see the bottom of when there was nobody home without thinking 'what if' but I have had a near drowning and I realise how easily it happens.

#13 Claudia Jean

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:36 PM

I swim in the bay by myself and a lake is probably safer, so yeah, I would.

#14 daisy007

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:37 PM

Yes I would.

#15 Dadto2

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:37 PM

Go and watch Friday the 13th first...

#16 Dianalynch

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:39 PM

No, but I hate swimming

#17 seayork2002

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:39 PM

No I would not swim alone anywhere

#18 steppy

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:42 PM

I have done but don't honestly know if I still would. Maybe?

#19 Hollycoddle

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:56 PM

No. Agree with PP re you should never swim alone. All of the lakes here in Canberra are unsafe and, quite frankly, disgusting to swim in.

#20 rosie28

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:58 PM

Nope, you should never swim alone.

#21 Ozquoll

Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:04 PM

View PostHollycoddle, on 18 March 2020 - 07:56 PM, said:

No. Agree with PP re you should never swim alone. All of the lakes here in Canberra are unsafe and, quite frankly, disgusting to swim in.
I remember with astonishment that we used to swim in the polluted river that runs through the town I grew up in 😵. The local newspaper once had a front-page news story about a 'terrible' spill of thousands of litres of milk into the river...it would have been the healthiest thing ever to go into that river 🤨.

#22 Islander

Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:18 PM

Oh solo swimming in a lake! I so wish I could again. These days I can’t even wee without someone barging in, so a lake swim all alone sounds amazing!

ETA: in my 20s I could often be found adventuring to a mountain tarn by myself for a swim. I love highland lakes and freezing swims.

#23 JustCurious100

Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:20 PM

No because I'm not a strong swimmer. I really wish I was better

#24 nom_de_plume

Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:24 PM

Yes, I would after a risk assessment eg. Check for submerged objects first, safe entry/exit points. I am a strong swimmer and former surf lifesaver though.

#25 amaza

Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:25 PM

Lol. I don't even like having a bath in my own home when I'm alone. There would be no solo lake or pool or dam or seashell paddling pool swimming for me ;)

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