What that short clip fails to show is kitty scratching the hell out of that guy as it claws its way up his arms, neck, and face!
Kitty just had to deal with getting wet. The owner had to go get stitches, tetanus shot, and pain meds. I've taken a cat swimming with me back when I had both cat and pool, just out of curiosity. She actually was a very good swimmer, and did not seem to be particularly stressed to be in the water. But you do NOT want to appear as a path out of the water because they will climb right up you.