DISCLAIMER: Open-water swimming is inherently dangerous. Open-water swimmers risk drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, heart attacks, panic attacks, cramping, jelly fish stings, fish bites, boat or jet-ski collisions, collisions with floating or submerged objects (including other swimmers), and other calamities that can be injurious, disabling or fatal! The "West Neck Pod" is an informal association of open-water swimmers who swim "outside the lines" with no lifeguard protection, it has no formal membership, organizational structure or legal identity, and its participants, including the author of this blog, make no representations and assume no liability with respect to its group open-water swims. All swimmers who participate in West Neck Pod group open-water swims do so at their own risk. Be careful out there!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It Wasn't Us....Again...!

Pod members were once again called upon to effect a dramatic rescue -- this time of the West Neck Beach lifeguard stand, which we found floating at the farthest edge of the swim lines this morning -- an apparent victim (again!) of teenaged hijinks. Carole, Sue and I together employed the standard "life-guard carry" to bring the victim safely to shore, where we left it to recover from its ordeal while we carried on to the sailboat for an otherwise lovely, uneventful (and jellyfish-free!) swim...See the rest of you (but hopefully not the lifeguard stand) in the Salt tomorrow!


  1. you say it wasn't you, but I notice this never happens on the days that I am not there. Just saying.

    and, lol. :)

  2. And I'm just saying, where were you on the night before??

  3. I haven't been at the beach in two days! I have witnesses who put me at the Y! I can prove it!