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Lightsy, do you know if whether or not Will was a strong swimmer?

I am asking, because according to Susanne Stormer, there really is no record of him participating in anykind of sports in his hometown of Dalbeattie. And swimming, the last time I checked, is "definitely" considered a [sign in to see URL] since it an Summer Olympic sport. This skill, "should" have been a must for all sailors, if they were to become such--careerwise. Right?

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<<This skill, "should" have been a must for all sailors, if they were to become such--careerwise. Right?>>

Actually, many, if not most seamen did not know how to swim. It sounds strange, but true. It doesn't make a lot of sense, I admit, but there 'tis.

I am sorry to say I do not remember if Will could swim or no. Once he ended up in water such as that the night TITANIC sank, though, his chances of survival would have been slim. I only made it because I found Collapsible B to climb up on.

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Then, that would mean, if anyone cared enough about their fellow man. In this incidence, after the fore-funnel broke loose and fell into the water. Causing Will to be swept off-deck by its wave, and seeing him struggling in the [sign in to see URL]'ve, but didn't try to save him. Therefore--he didn't actually commit suicide, but died
(with his heavy overcoat on) from drowning.

Lights, thank you for answering this question. Because now, I think I know how I could go about writing this...

When Will is swept off-deck, she seeing him struggling to stay afloat, jumps in after him. Then lifeguard-style, she rescues him. After she gets him to calm down and relaxed, talking to him all the while (please feel free to correct me here on this lifesaving procedure). She gets behind him so that the back of his head can rest on her shoulder and the top of his head is against her chin, her left arm under his right arm, and with her right arm [sign in to see URL] a swim to the nearest lifeboat. Huh!?!emoticon

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Regarding how Carrie has got hold of Will in a lifeguard-lifesaving method, [sign in to see URL] was right after all, about how I was trying to discribe it up in my above post.

I tried this same method out on my 36 inch tall Annie ragdoll. My left arm laid across her upper chest, while the back of her head laid across the leftside of my chest. Will would do same with Carrie. Although she is 5 foot 2 inches tall, and he is almost six feet [sign in to see URL] still could hold him in her grasp.

Oh! Instead of swimming back to the sinking ship, Carrie would have her eyes on the boat (Bruce Ismay snook into behind Will's back) she & Will just launched, to make a swim for.emoticon emoticon

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I believe he was a strong swimmer.. mostly because he enjoyed the water and that I'm almost certain that his elder family members such as his grand-father or an uncle would have made sure he learnt how...

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It makes sense as he had a lot of experience, I believe sailing with friends/relatives before going to sea.
Not all seamen knew how to swim, but a fair number did. emoticon

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Did all of Titanic's deck officers know how to swim?

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Hi Tom,
I would like to think they [sign in to see URL] I can not at this time say for sure.. that is a great question though..

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