Tom Laws Swims!

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Tom Laws Swims!

Post by Nwdave » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:16 am

Yesterday on the Garry here in the Fort William area, poor Tom was struggling to roll in the airrated water that was below the play hole. Unfortunatly he succomned to this struggling and swam. lucky for tom there was enough paddlers to pick him out of the water before the next wild grade 2 rapid.

After speaking to a local waching Tom swim he informed me that tom had swam yesterday on the etive, after walking all the drops. The Guy told me that Tom seal launched into the river and ended up against the wall and could not roll.


Poor Tom

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Post by KieranM » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:23 am

Why is this salient?! Not having a go, everyone knows Tom is a deck poppin' pansy. ;)

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Post by Wilf » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:29 am

Everybody swims. Everybody.
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Post by Mark R » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:36 am

Wow, the mighty Garry has finally seen descents?

We could barely conceive of such a thing when we started paddling back in the day, how paddler's skills and bravery have moved forward.

Tom, we salute your bravery and exploratory zeal.
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Post by James Hartley » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:59 am

Any chance of any pictures of this monumental and historic moment?
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Post by naefearjustbeer » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:07 am

I too have swum in that exact same spot! He was lucky to get picked up and rescued before the next rapid!!

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Re: Tom Laws Swims!

Post by Randy Fandango » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Nwdave wrote: Tom Laws swims!
What again??
He'll be after my 'King of the Swimmers' crown before long....
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Re: Tom Laws Swims!

Post by Big Henry » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:57 pm

I was half expecting this:
Nwdave wrote:Unfortunatly he succomned to this struggling and swam. Lucky for Tom there was enough paddlers to pick him out of the water before the next wild grade 2 rapid...
To say this:
Anyone wrote:Unfortunatly he succomned to this struggling and swam. Lucky for Tom there was enough paddlers to laugh at him and capture it all on camera...
;->
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Post by chris s sladden » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:38 pm

Come on now, discuss this amongst yourselves but not on the webb where everyone can give Tom plenty of stick...glug glug glug!


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Post by aleeivel » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:40 pm

Shorly none of us would take the piss out of someone taking an unfortunate swim ;-)
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Post by naefearjustbeer » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:54 pm

Its probably sour grapes because I am stuck at home and not paddling!! ;-)

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Post by foxy » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:54 pm

We are all paddling towards our next swim!
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Post by mitch » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:32 pm

I phoned him about an hour ago and before I could say anything he shouts "and whatever anybody says, I didn't swim on the Garry, I wasn't even there."

Obviously trying to get ahead and suppress the truth.

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Post by Randy Fandango » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:21 pm

mitch wrote:I phoned him about an hour ago and before I could say anything he shouts "and whatever anybody says, I didn't swim on the Garry, I wasn't even there."

Obviously trying to get ahead and suppress the truth.
He insisted the same thing to me.
Me thinks he doth protest too much....
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Post by naefearjustbeer » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:10 pm

Cant let the truth get in the way of a good story!

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Post by Mark R » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:11 pm

It's on the internet - it must be true.
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Post by DanH » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:27 am

To quote Steve Fisher (I believe): "We are all between swims!"

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Post by Daffers » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:42 am

I like to say that I am an Whilte Water Swimmer...
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Post by Neptune » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:29 am

Would Tom like to inherit my avatar and take on the 'Neptune' title?

At least when I swim I admit to it, laught at myself with my detractors and able to admit to my mistakes and lack of ability.

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Post by banzer » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:45 am

Though I wasn't at the Garry to confirm or deny, there does seem to be some circumstantial evidence that Mr Laws was in fact not there. However as others have said, why let the truth get in the way of a good story. Perhaps I should add that he snapped his paddle, half of which was made off with by a particularly large salmon, and that his 'boat' (what remained of it) was only recovered from the seething fury of the hole the following day once the dam had been switched off.
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Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:46 am

Having fun?

I didn't paddle the garry so I am curious as to who is being confused with. Can't have been Matt, he is far more handsome.

Yeah, I swam on right angle, but I certainly didn't walk everything. (though I was more sittirg than paddling!)

Perhaps you've been spending too long living vicariously and have forgotten what the world beyond UKRGB looks like. Hope you had a fun weekend, even ifyou spent it on the internet.

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Re: Tom Laws Swims!

Post by TheKrikkitWars » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:08 am

Nwdave wrote:Yesterday on the Garry
But wait!
Tom_Laws wrote:I didn't paddle the garry I am curious as to who is being confused with.
Having spent all day at that wave, i never saw you, this means the internet is wrong. OMFG This changes everything, what have I done with my life!!!!!!!!
Tom Laws wrote:Yeah, I swam on right angle
Owned!

P.S. Its a long shot, but I did swim out of "Pyranah" Bob McKee's CU Fly, at the spot people are on about, mainly because it didn't have a lap strap. Is it possible that someone has confused Tom and I? or that vicious rumor that I'm actually the same person as tom is still going around?
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Post by kendomat » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:48 am

That swim was good entertainment.....

The Garry was pure Outer Sanctum fun..
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Post by Lowri Davies » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:39 am

We didn't go to the Garry, we spent Saturday having heaps of fun on the Allt Mheuran... I suppose we did swim a lot, while sliding down the slabs on our arses, sometimes in linked trains and seeing how many people we could fit on a Nomad...

Tom didn't walk any of the Etive, on any of our runs down it. Perhaps someone wishes they were him? I wouldn't wish too hard - I'm a mean girlfriend. ;-)

Anyhow, we had a cool weekend - paddled a lot and had lots of fun. Sorry if you couldn't be there...

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Post by kendomat » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:13 pm

Surely Lies makes much more fun reading than the boring truth....

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Post by Dave McCraw » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:22 pm

Lowri Davies wrote:Perhaps someone wishes they were him?
Ha ha... ahem!

You've given me an awesome boat sticker idea though. ;-)

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Post by Tony Aiuto » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:21 pm

WetWestPaddlefest wrote:
Lowri Davies wrote:Perhaps someone wishes they were him?
Ha ha... ahem!

You've given me an awesome boat sticker idea though. ;-)
Perhaps something along the Sparticus lines,

" I am Tom Laws "

It does seem that the young Mr Laws has a watertight alibi.

Guilty then ;-)
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Post by David Fairweather » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:27 pm

Tony Aiuto wrote:It does seem that the young Mr Laws has a watertight alibi.
From the sounds of it, it's a good job he has a watertight drysuit...

Tom didn't mention anything about being taken up the Garry on Saturday. Sounds like rumours and lies to me.

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Post by orlandinio » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:29 pm

Tony Aiuto wrote:
" I am Tom Laws "
NO, I AM TOM LAWS

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Post by Slaphappy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:50 pm

I'm Tom Laws

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