I'm scanning in photos and here are some of Jekyll Island. Georgia's coastline is pretty deserted, undeservedly so. That said, you can't really swim in the freshwater around there, as these pictures will make clear. Do be advised that your blogger was young and stupid (even stupider than now) in the pictures where I'm tempting fate.
I think a better thought bubble could have been put on this picture. "Wait...is this guy stupid? This is too easy, something's wrong. I'm not going for this. This one must be diseased or something."