The London Olympics are getting very close, and Sophia Smith has been training hard for the bondage swimming
event, under the unforgiving eyes of taskmistress Ariel Anderssen. Can she demonstrate form in the event to please
her trainer, or is it another day of punishments and practice?
Hywel's Note: this was all Sophia's idea. Especially the swimming a length underwater with her legs tied
together in this mermaid-like rope web. Frankly, I thought it was a terrifying idea. The others had quite a job to
persuade me that we could shoot it safely. You might notice one or two odd jump zooms in the footage. That's where we
accidentally caught sight of the safety person in the pool who was there to rescue Sophia if there was any hint of
her getting into difficulties. That was me, by the way. Steve and I are both qualified dive masters and have diving
first aid qualifications, so we decided one of us had to be right there in the pool with Sophia so we could get
to her in seconds if there was any need. In fact the whole thing went very smoothly but... don't try this at home!