- Apr 9, 2010
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I've told this story before - but I NEVER go ON or IN the water without wearing a water-skiing vest - because I'm subject to paralyzing debilitating very painful leg cramps when I swim (almost EVERY TIME!), and would sink to the bottom without the vest when they occur... (not enough "body fat" to "float" and "wait it out")
For me, it's like a helmet on a motorcycle (and skiing) Saved my life several times in BOTH cases - though I don't wear a helmet on a bicycle or ice-skating (but gloves & wrist guards skating)... (yeah, not "consistent", eh?)
To each his own "risk factor"... and "self-preservation" - a PERSONAL CHOICE.