Jaws, the Swim-Along: Brave Souls Tread Water While Watching Shark Thriller

The Jaws movie theme is synonymous with the sound of imminent doom. Now, imagine swimming through the waves, while that theme plays on underwater speakers beneath you.

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The Jaws movie theme is synonymous with the sound of imminent doom. Now, imagine swimming through the waves, while that theme plays on underwater speakers beneath you.

Bramley Baths, a bathhouse in West Leeds, is hosting a swim-along screening of Jaws. The idea of I Love West Leeds Arts Festival, the screening will play along the Jaws soundtrack, which would be streamed both over and underwater, as the audience relaxes in the pool.

For the faint of heart, there is the option of experiencing the thriller from a distance on the balcony, or leaving Jaws altogether for the much more friendlier sharks in Finding Nemo.

The event is a part of Bramley Baths’ open day on Saturday, in celebration of spring. Both Finding Nemo and Jaws will be screened in the pool at different times.

The bathhouse is no stranger to hosting creative swimming events. Ever since its recent handover to Friends of Bramley Baths, a community group of local residents and community organizations, the bathhouse has held an underwater exhibition by the name of Submerged, reported the Guardian. The last of Edwardian bathhouses in Northern England, Bramley Baths provides fitness and other activities, in addition to swimming.

In a series of articles on The Guardian’s The Northerner Blog, the 109-year-old Edwardian bathhouse has been rescued by a community campaign and restored to its nostalgic splendor, thanks to the support of local programs and foundations.

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