The cold Irish Sea water is very therapeutic but some dangers lurk in the shallow waters.
Cian Healy was named in Joe Schmidt's 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup squad despite the fact that a neck injury has meant that the prop has had zero game time to prepare for it.
Jellyfish sting, both legs. FREAKED— Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) September 10, 2015
Much to popular belief, Chandler was actually lying... It doesn't help.....— Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) September 10, 2015
Healy hasn't played since May but is training diligently to play a part for Ireland later this month and into October.
Swimming is a great form of cardiovascular training but taking a dip in the sea has it's drawbacks as Healy discovered.
Healy is obviously referring to the Friends episode when Monica got stung by a jellyfish and Chandler had to resort to using a warm, bodily fluid to provide relief.
A labyrinth of uncertainty envelopes the country. Our sense of certainty that Ireland will sell themselves in this World Cup at the right moment stutters as we look for a lifeboat of hope. Not sure if I can help you either brother.