I took my first lake swim recently and found my lake has a fair amount algae, which bothered me more than I expected it too. After some limited research, I found someone saying that it's Eurasian Watermilfoil (though I'm not sure that's correct), here's a picture:
For an idea of volume, you can see the video here (skip to 41s [probably turn the volume off too]):
Video of windsurfing with a good view of the lake's plantlife (YouTube video in French)
Are there any dangers of swimming with this stuff(assuming volume and proximity to surface are the same as in the video)? Specifically my concerns are:
- Getting caught up in it
- Something living in it taking a dislike to me
What (if any) are the dangers, and what can i do to mitigate them?
Lake is Lac Miribel Jonage, Lyon, France if that helps- ignore if it makes the question too specific