I have always been surrounded by water.
I grew up in Scarborough, it's right by the sea, about to fall in actually.
At school I started swimming lessons but every week something untoward would go off – like Daniel McKenna's glass eye would fall out into the water and the pool would have to be evacuated.
As I was growing up my friends would spend all their time during the holidays at 'ATLANTIS' an outdoor pool with the biggest slides in Europe. I hated it.