What if you were told that swimming lessons are a free and open event?
And then you’re told to put your wallet away and buy a swim class?
That’s what happened to a few people in the Bay Area this past weekend.
According to the Huffington Post, about 100 people who attended a free swimming class in San Jose on Sunday night were told they could not attend the next morning due to “flu-like symptoms” after taking a dip.
The symptoms are a combination of soreness and muscle aches that have the hallmark of the flu.
The group that attended the class, titled Free Swim Lessons in San Francisco, were told the event was canceled after being told they were not in the proper health and fitness state.
While this may not seem like a huge deal for most, it can have a major impact on the health of a person’s immune system, and in some cases can even have fatal consequences.
“I had a headache, I had my hands in the air,” one person told the San Jose Mercury News.
“And then when I got back, I got the flu.”
The Mercury News reports that the group was told that they could no longer attend because they didn’t meet the medical standards of a free swim lesson.
This could potentially lead to the death of an individual who has been in the water for as little as 15 minutes, according to the Mercury News, and the flu-like illness can lead to muscle weakness, headaches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The San Jose Fire Department tweeted that it had not received a report of anyone being sick from the event, and it was not clear if anyone died as a result.
The city’s Department of Public Health has also not responded to requests for comment about the event.
However, some people have reported symptoms that appear to be the flu, including headaches, fatigue and confusion.
It is not known whether the health risks posed by the flu were due to the free class or the fact that it was held at a location where there were no public health warnings about the flu or the presence of a respiratory disease, such as pneumonia.
The Bay Area is often called the “pneumonic capital of the world,” and it is believed that flu viruses are circulating in the bay area.