Back when I was a child, it was a common safety rule (and one strictly enforced) that we would never be allowed to go “swimming” for at least an hour after eating a meal.
That included being at the beach and not even being able to wade in water up to your knees.
The rationale was that you could get stomach cramps, double over and drown.
Somewhere along the way, that rule fell by the wayside, yet I do not recall reading anywhere that kids have drowned from “stomach cramps.”
Does anyone else remember this rule or when it was done away with?