Limited wifi so no pics... will post later... but was wading in the Mediterranean Sea with my sister today when I had an urge to dive in... and I did it!!! Clothes and all. Awesome experience.
Dec 26 Update: here are some pics...
This is how glorious I felt afterwards... in the background to the left you can see part of the old medieval city walls of Rhodes, Greece and the pier.
The swimming event took place in the commercial harbour, where such activities are verboten (if you are German!)... We were just outside on of the gates to the old town and, we can imagine, were quite the sight... my sis tells me I was practically stopping traffic at one point... hee hee!