This song has recently become one of Onset Island's theme songs, popularized primarily by my father and Uncle Peter. I recommend the version sung by Loudon Wainright. Here are the lyrics, slightly adapted to fit the island life.
This summer I went swimming
This summer I might have froze
But I yelled real loud and I splashed my arms
And through the water I rose.
Through the water I rose.
This summer I swam in the ocean
Swam off the floating dock
Salt in my wounds, crabs on my toes,
Swam through the cormorant flocks,
Through the cormorant flocks.
This summer I did the backstroke,
And you know that's not all.
I did the breast stroke and the butterfly,
And the old Australian crawl,
The old Australian crawl.
This summer I swam off the seawall and in the lagoon to boot,
At the latter I was informal,
At the former I wore my suit,
I wore my swimming suit.
This summer I did swan dives and
Jack knives for you all.
And once when you weren't looking
I did a cannonball
I did a cannonball.