lol my parent's own a lake shore cabin and I used to go up there all the time as a kid, now that I've moved away not so much. But I've swam in it tons of times, no chiggers, no brain eating bacteria, not even a rash or anything. Our lake is super clean, on a bad day you can still see 8 ft down, on a good day its crystal clear until about 15 ft. We also pull out all of the nasty goop on the bottom until we're left with good hard sand.
Feel free to message me any questions, I'll try to help the best I can!
Rummy- Mini Rex Rabbit
Diz jr- Betta
Yoshi- Crested Gecko