The Swim Reaper

The Swim Reaper: Death Goes to the Beach

Death enjoys some fun in the sun in these hilarious reminders to stay safe at the beach.
Lifeguard on duty
The Swim Reaper

This is what I feel like when I go to the beach. But you can still enjoy the summer even if you’re dead inside, right?

The Swim Reaper is a hilarious Instagram account featuring death enjoying some fun in the sun, from enjoying a pina colada with little umbrellas or playing some beach volleyball to floating in an inflatable flamingo.

Death enjoys a drink on the beach

Death gets a sun tan

Beach volleyball with the Grim Reaper

Death donut floaty

Death plays the ukulele on the beach

Death and his inflatable flamingo

Death shares his ice cream

Death on a jet ski

Death enjoys a pina colada on the beach

Death goes skinny dipping

Death is ready to hit the syrf

The Swim Reaper was started a few years ago by a group called Water Safety New Zealand to help prevent water-related deaths among men between 15 and 30 with the tagline “Swim dumb and you’re done.” In case you’re not sure what dumb swimming might be, the website features some reminders:

Yeah, calm spots on surf beaches are rips. And yes, they are a free ride to the bottom of the sea. But it’s BYO oxygen and you’re fresh out.


Think togs aren’t your scene? You could always throw on some jeans. At least you’ll get in some good cardio as you struggle to stay afloat.

Follow the Swim Reaper’s summer hijinks @iamtheswimreaper

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