On Sunday, with temperatures rising to 10 degrees Celsius, many Wuxi Expats decided to swim in Lake Taihu for the first time in 2012. Whether, they hailed from the wussier parts of the world or were pub owners, English teachers, engineers, priests, rabbis or Wuxi China Expatdom royalty, Wuxi Expats of every social class, profession, political belief, moral standing and ability went to Lake Taihu’s golden beach to surf, form conga lines or try to fight a great white shark.
Archduke Harry Moore, wearing speedos accompanied by his wife the Archduchess Miss Moneypenny wearing a bikini consisting of four postage stamps, were together voted the finest looking swimmers wearing swimsuits.
Wuxi China Expatdom Royal Navy Commander Admiral Lloyd Bridge was voted the best looking Naturist swimmer.
Duston Short, having called in sick to work, was seen hand-in-hand with his girlfriend impersonator Harriet.
The Wuxi Police Squad, headed by Officer McNulty, provided Lifeguard services. McNulty dispensed his idiosyncratic brand of rough-house reactionary justice to several swimmers who made English grammar errors and/or spoke in French. He also single-handily strangled a fifty foot long great white shark before it nearly swallowed Duston Short whole. McNulty later told the WCE Blog that he was tempted to let the great white swallow Short because “it would have been a tremendous physical feat to swallow something so short and squat!”