Swim time came tonight when storms were a-brewin in the area. Oh what to do?! In North Carolina, they even close indoor pools at the slightest rumble of thunder. Imagine swimming outdoors in a lake! I mean, the horrors of what could happen.
So what could happen?
Amie asked, “Have you ever heard of anyone dying from being struck by lightning while swimming?” Well, no.
Gary exclaimed, “It’s a myth! What about the fish? If it’s really all that dangerous, why don’t all the fish die every time lightning strikes near a body of water?” Well, I don’t know.
So we go. And we see one lightning flash and some rain on the way, but when we get to the swim spot– perfect. So I guess we weren’t able to test the theory.
You tell me– is it a myth? Is it really dangerous swimming when it’s lightning outside? Or am I worrying about nothing?