Originally Posted by fiddlesticks
. I remember I used to scrap my chest half the time, and the instructors put the fear in God to us about being careful to protect our heads and necks.
Wouldn't it be ironic that in trying to make pools safer by having no deep end we significantly increase the number of serious head and neck injuries? Many people like to dive in water. Most people have enough sense to do it in the deep end. But if there isn't one it will be in the shallower water and thats not as safe.
Also, this no deep end business might make more people afraid of the water. Yeah you can learn to swim in water you can stand up in. But you are less likely to do so or feel the need to do. And even if you do learn to swim, water over your head is still gonna be a bit scary because you've never/rarely actual staked you life on your ability to swim.
And durn it I like deep ends. And not for the diving board. I just liked swimming around down there. I hate to see them go