My little brother paddled for WS long ago & I'd go with to rodeos back in WI & the midwest. One day My stepdad & brother brought me to Wausau after I had a roll in lake Wisconsin & tossed me in the course... I ate shit bad, it scared the piss out of me swimming that solid II+!
Didn't paddle again till I moved to golden about 7 years later!!! (I mean seriously, how can you live in Golden & NOT paddle???)
Just for fun I swam in golden last night... for memories sake... yeah, I can boat...
Hopped into the hole & had forgotten how shallow it is, lost my paddle (and apparently, my hand roll!!!) It was pretty funny & got me thinking about that first day (don't think I was laughing hysterically that day though!!) A good dose of humility never hurts!!