This made me laugh if only because I used to row back in Ireland:
In Ireland, it is not uncommon for university rowing teams to cancel practice
because there is a swan in the river. Rowing teams tend to be composed of men
who are built like very large trees. Trees that bench-press Volvos. These men
are terrified of swans, probably due to a grizzled old rowing coach, always
looking on from the shore, a bill-shaped scar where his left eye used to be.
FWIW, I can’t bench press a Volvo. Never could.