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January 14, 2006

Jungle River

Ok. So here's an insight into the world of Lifesaving training for you. Today we played jungle river. Now, no one at training had ever heard of this before, but I thought this was universally played at swimming lessons for little kids. Obviously, I got a slightly higher exposure to it because my mum's a swmming teacher…

Jungle River is played in a swimming pool, where the sides of the pool are the banks and the pool is the river… obviously. When the teacher shouts "Piranhas!", everyone has to get out of the water or they get eaten. Last one out is, well, out. If they shout "Jaguars!", everyone has to get in the water, because Jaguars are afraid of the water. And if they shout "Headhunters!", everyone has to duck under the water to stop their head being taken. The first one to come up is out.

This was great fun today, largely because I got to stand on the side and shout "Piranhas, jaguars, piranhas, jaguars, piranhas, headhunters!" and so on. It was very funny, sorry people.

So has anyone else heard of this, or was it just me who was scared of water-dwelling headhunters as a child…?

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