inner harbor swim

Looking at this video is a little bit like watching a horror movie — you can’t help but want to yell don’t do it!!! at the screen.

But in this case, the dumb move isn’t walking into the basement alone — it’s jumping into the Inner Harbor. Yes, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Voluntarily.

In the video, the kids (who are apparently from Chicago) frolic happily as a bunch of Baltimoreans stand on the shore and look at them with horror and shout, “EW!”

YouTube video

Yes, I know that ostensibly we’ll all be able to take a dip downtown by 2020. But that’s still four years away, and the city has notably not been on target toward making the harbor more swimmable.