Swimming meant rivers
Arthur Fisk, who arrived in the area in 1908, remembered that during the flood of 1921: "The kids used to swim in Third Avenue, Second Avenue, and Fourth Avenue. The doctors were worried. The plumbing was all outside, and it was rather dangerous. The kids used to go down to the steel bridge and climb down a rope, onto the island and then to swimming in the Nechako on the west, you didn't go east. The Fraser was faster, and more dangerous."
George Gibbons said that in the 1930s, "They used to do a lot of swimming in the Fraser River although it was an arm of the Nechako... A lot of people used to dive off a diving board... at the entrance of the Fraser Bridge and swim down to South Fort George and walk back."