BTW, this is neither here nor there I suppose, but years ago I learned something called "drown proofing" where you tread water with your arms, but not the way you do in the usual way. You use very wide strokes and you actually let your head go under. It is much more relaxing and less tiring. From what I just read they aren't teaching this so much as you lose more body heat doing this. However, I would bet I could use the drown proof technique for an hour and may have tried this. I saw very contradictory ways of describing this. One was a so-called "dead man's float" and one was having one's hands bound and going to the bottom. Neither describes what I learned.
LB206 wrote:Well the swim test is not one i have to worry about though i am capable of swimming if i had to just with the arms getting me in and out of the water would be another issue. But the camp is aware that i am limited on some thigs and are seeming willing to work with what i can do. Also found out today looks like i will actually be staying in hab 2 to make it easier to beable to get to meals at times whem i dont have to be at the lake that way i'm topside and dont have to worry about transportation back. They said they have a van that can transport wheel chairs but its a hassle. And i can get in and out of someones car easy enough.