When my mom was a young girl living near the Connecticut river in South Hadley her mom would always say, "Judy, don't swim in the river!"
That was good advice at the time. Manufacturing firms were dumping all kinds on junk in the water.
As the manufacturing firms are mostly gone and various regulations have discouraged companies from dumping waste, the water has gotten a lot cleaner.
Even so, some older folks will usually give a concerned look if they spy frolicking along the banks.
"I think i just swallowed some water," says the swimmer.
We'll have to wait and see what happens.