The metaphor of calm waters implies that change is an infrequent interruption in the natural flow of events that can be prepared for and controlled when it occurs. Change is ongoing in the white-water rapids metaphor, and controlling it is an ongoing task. Controlling change requires being aware of what is happening around you at all times; anticipating future changes; and taking action to prevent their occurrence.
Calm water is suitable for swimming because there are no unexpected currents or waves that could cause trouble for swimmers. Calm waters are also called still waters because there are no sudden rushes of water due to underground springs or rivers. These waters remain still because there are no large rocks in their depths so fish have enough time to escape if danger approaches.
Still waters can be found in lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. It is important to remember not to swim in open bodies of water during storms because large waves can quickly destroy any form of life in the water.
Swimming in calm waters is a pleasure for everyone because there are no dangerous currents to worry about. Swimming in still waters is interesting because you do not know what kind of creatures may be lurking in the shadows. But even though there is a chance of seeing a crocodile or snake while swimming in a river, the odds are much higher of being hit by lightning while being struck by sunshine as the case may be.
What is the inverse of calm water?
|rough seas||stormy seas|
Adjective When the sea or a lake is calm, the water moves slowly and there are no large waves. This is different from a rough sea when the water is white with foam caused by breaking waves.
The word "calm" can be used to describe other things than the sea: for example, an atmosphere that is calm can be described as quiet. However, when talking about the ocean it is only the calm seas that are mentioned here so unless you are talking about something other than the surface of the ocean this phrase is not useful.
This phrase has been used many times on television news programs to report on small boats in coastal waters. The news media often use this phrase when they are reporting on recreational boating accidents. However, since the ocean can be dangerous even when it is calm, these reports should always be taken seriously even if there are no warning flags out or lifeguards on duty.
This phrase is also used by some people who enjoy surfing or sailing when talking about conditions that are good for these activities.
However, such people should be careful not to assume that the ocean is safe just because there are no visible signs of danger.
A "rough sea" is the polar opposite of a "calm sea." If the weather is really rough, we may use the term "turbulent." Another synonym for "calm" in the context of the oceans is "smooth." When the waters are turbulent and it is pouring, you might call "stormy seas."
The ocean is calm most of the time. It is only when there is much wind that there is trouble on the water. During storms waves rise up over beaches and flood coastal roads. The water may be very cold too! Sea caves are areas under the surface of the water where cooler temperatures are found. These places can be very dangerous if you fall into them because the cold water could cause you to die within minutes.
Most people will enjoy swimming in a clear lake or quiet bay, but not everyone feels comfortable in the ocean. Some people have fears of drowning, while others are afraid of being alone in the water. There have been cases where people have had panic attacks suddenly while swimming in crowded beaches. It is best to be aware of your own feelings about water before you go swimming in the ocean. If you aren't sure if you'll be able to cope with the situation then consider going with a friend or family member who does feel safe in the water.