Originally Posted by gapers
Whaaaa,i took a long swim,whaaaaa.
Welcome to Kayakin. Cowboy up.
Agreed. I thought it was a joke at first. Swimming class III while screaming "I don't want to die" and blowing a whistle all the while? I'd look the other way too. Jesus Christ. This is nothing like a near death experience. Maybe scared to death.
My advice would be to get out of the water and stay out. If you panic that badly in a mellow "situation" then I'd say you failed the test. Nobody is going to want to be in a foxhole next to you when it really hits the fan. The rafters should have knocked you out with a paddle and THEN pulled you in so that you wouldn't climb on top of someone's head and drown them.