Ausralian kids coached to swim with crocodiles chasing them~~~~~~~~~~~

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  1. vincent Sir Vincent, knighted by HM Registered Senior Member

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    http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9810/09/fringe/australia.crocs/


    How fast can YOU swim when chased by a crocodile?

    DARWIN, Australia (CNN) -- If you're hoping to make record time doing laps in the pool, perhaps you should consider employing a training technique that one swim instructor in Australia's Northern Territory claims yields record-breaking results: a crocodile.


    Swimming coach Mark Davies says his young swimmers are beating the clock, now that they're being chased by a hungry "croc."

    Davies says he lets his swimmers dive into the pool first. Then, he tosses in the crocodile.

    One young girl described the experience as "absolutely terrifying."
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    Davies says he checks the croc's swimming speed first, and makes sure the swimmer has enough of a head start that the crocodile can't really catch up.

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    *This was on tv last week on ABC Asia Pacific, its a good job its not america the kids parents would be suing everbody from the government, to superman for allowing it.

    fear, terror, shock all induce heart attacks, is it the correct approach to coach kids to swim.

    Australia is well known for being laid back, but this is something out of the addams family series.
     
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  3. Neildo Gone Registered Senior Member

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    Dunna nuh nuh *chomp chomp*

    Dunna nuh nuh *chomp chomp*

    Dunna nuh nuh, dunna nuh nuh, dunnua nuh nuh *chomp chomp*

    Ready to pay a new fee
    If a kid loses a good knee
    I hope you're not a rookie
    The Crocodile Pool!

    The kids freak out when they see em
    They jump in the pool to flee em
    I wouldn't wanna be em
    The Crocodile Pool!

    Ow!
    Hot Damn!
    Son of a Bitch!

    Get near and you'll get mauled on
    Tossed around just like a rag doll
    Yep, you're one helluva fool
    The Crocodile Pool!

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  5. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    He "tosses" in the crocodile? Like, picks it up and tosses it in the pool? Just how tiny is this crocodile?

    Baron Max
     
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  7. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    That's fuckin' awesome!! Hilariously fucking cool!
    They should do that here in the States, make our swimmers swim faster...
     
  8. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    HAHAHAHAHA, that's quite funny! Hopefully this technique will allow our swimminers to beat those in the U.S!

    ROFLMAO! You should make that into a soundtrack, Neildo.
     
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  9. Nysse God is dead Registered Senior Member

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    That's great. It almost makes me proud to be Australian.


    "Before the 1.8-metre saltwater crocodile is lowered into the water, its jaw is bound with tape and its claws are clipped."

    So, I guess it would depend on what you consider "tiny", Baron.
     
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  10. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    Nysse:
    Pah! To Baron Max, a 1.8 metre crocodile is birdfeed. He could wrestle it to the ground and make it cry 'Uncle!'.
     
  11. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    You kiddin' me, a ONE-meter 'gator would be enough to make Bmax cry "Nephew".
     
  12. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Well, with the jaws bound with tape, a crocodile is a pretty docile creature, ain't it? What, exactly, could it do to the swimmers? And equally important, would it even want to do that if it could?

    Baron Max
     
  13. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    Uhhh....Hmmm....that's a good question...
    Mmmmmmmm....
    Whack the kid with it's tail?
     
  14. vincent Sir Vincent, knighted by HM Registered Senior Member

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    Ever heard of the crocodile tail, it can break a mans arm or leg with one lash of it.
     
  15. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    A falling brick can do the same thing, but we don't hear much about it happening, ya' know?

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