"We see jellyfish and stingrays mostly and sometimes eels so I get pretty scared," 14-year-old Hulva Khulail told AFP. "The seawater is easier to swim in, but sometimes practice gets cancelled because of the water pollution. - Croc-infested waters -Another swimmer poised to become one of the unsung heroes of the Games is East Timor's Imelda Felycita Ximenes Belo, who only learned to swim five years ago. Many beaches in East Timor are unswimmable and communities live in fear of crocodile attacks -- but it does not stop Belo. My parents worry that I might get eaten but I just pray to God to protect me from the crocs."
Source: The Nation Bangkok August 18, 2018 08:26 UTC