Swimming Is the First Resort


(permanent link) added: 2011-03-29 19:44:41 sponsor: ralphmerridew1 (last reply: 2014-05-31 21:20:32)

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In lifesaving, they teach that, when somebody is in danger of drowning, swimming out to them is a last resort. ("Reach Throw Row Go").

In fiction, somebody will immediately jump out to swim after them, instead of, say, grabbing a shepherd's crook or throwing a life preserver out to the victim.
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