From a swimmer in the fast lane (the opposite side of the pool from where I swim):
"Coach, there's a dead critter at the bottom of the pool. Can you hand me a flipper so I can remove it?"
Um, ewwwww. I'm so glad I own my own flippers so there's no chance of that dead-critter-retrieval-tool ever touching my feet. I don't even want to go there about the whole swimming in a pool with a dead critter thing. Or what kind of critter it was. Ew.