Today was a surprise!
Well, they told us before, so it was not a total surprise.
We practiced swimming in our clothes.
It's for emergencies.
We practiced inflating our school uniforms for floating.
It didn't work very well.
Street clothes are heavy when they are wet.
They drag you down.
And it's hard to move in them, too.
So we couldn't swim a lot.
I wanted to swim more.
[Grammar and vocabulary notes -- 文法及び単語の解釈
- total surprise == 完全なびっくり、すごい驚き
- in our clothes == 服を着たまま
- for emergencies == 緊急や非常・いざという時に備えて
- inflate == （空気を）吹き込む
- work == 働く、行う、機能する
- work well == 巧く行く
- drag == 引っ張る、引きずる