Incredible...Oh this...this brings back memories... She is one of the luckiest people in the world to do this. I can say from experience that having the chance to swim with wales, dolphins and other such creatures is a phenominal privalege. Anyone who gets the chance to swim with a whale or other large marine animal, clothed or otherwise, in warm or cold water should jump in without hesitation. I did.
Before my family fell apart my mom and dad booked a trip to the San Diego Sea World, they let me participate in the "Trainer for a Day" program. I got to go in before everyone else, went on a "back stage" tour of the facitlity, and got to suit up and meet the dolphins and whales up close and in person. Yes the water is salty and ball biting cold, however the wet suits help a little. If I had no wet suit I would still jump at the chance for another swim with dolphins and whales. That said I do not resent the temp at all, that's how thrilling this is. The protective layer of bluber marine animals have also serves to hide the tremendous POWER of their muscles, they don't just jump out of the water by being hydrodynamic, these 400-600 Lb. dolphins and multi-ton whales utilize strength that makes Arnold Schwarzenegger seem like a Barbie doll to swim through the water and jump out of it. When you get to hold on to these creatures the best I can describe the feeling is like trying to hold on to a water ski tether under water. The fact that all that power comes from a living creature only adds to the feeling of ripping through the water on the back of a mighty beast. Man that was AWESOME, I will NEVER forget it. When I have an actual desktop or laptop computer I will upload the digital photo copies of this adventure to the gallery. Stay tuned!