Ya got to movt to the Pacific Northwest. Our waters are goot ta swim, without ticks, alligators, crocodiles, water mocassins, etc. Bbbbbbuuuuuttttttttt, them is cold waters, they are I says. Can you get used to mountain lake swimming? Once, I hiked up the southern slope of a ridge on a hot hot day. Said to myself I says I did,'Goin' for a swim once ah get to that there lake'. Clumbt to ridge top, looky the purdy lake........ half covered over with plenty of ICE! I went for a swim anyhow. Swam to the ice & broke off a chunk & swam back to the shore. Got out, I was still hot, so went in again.Couldn't HE, in his infinite wisdom, have let the fugging ticks drown?
Don't think I would be any good in Mississippi tho.