It's hot outside.
But I was 11 years old then. Now I'm knocking on 50 and swimming has changed a lot for me in the last 36 years.
I used to be able to do this:
And I used to wear this:
Now I dog-paddle, have ear plugs and wear one of these:
A wooden bathing suit from the 20's.
I wear mine with a t-shirt over it.
It could always be worse I suppose. My nose could be coated with zinc oxide. And I could have plastic flowers on my bathing cap.