There is no record of Lifeboat #9 picking anyone out of the water. A lot of male survivors made similar claims about swimming for a long time before being hauled on board this or that lifeboat. It was almost always the result of survior's guilt, perhaps compounded later when they realized so many Third Class women and children had died.
No it isn't, especially if it did not happen. Once the Titanic impacted with the iceberg, it ceased to be romantic and became a death trap for many. Nearly 1500 people died that night.
And the book in which I read the Sad Fact (not Fun Fact) thought it was Lifeboat #13, so obviously it's difficult for historians to scrounge up all the facts. (Especially when survivors may have a tendency to exaggerate the truth/ whole truth/ nothing but the truth. Or trouble simply remembering exactly how it went, since they were in panic mode and then possibly freezing, with their heads not working too well.) Okay, scratch the word "romantic." All the people jumping to a frozen death was far from romantic. Tragic, yes. I read one account of the frozen corpses where children were seen still clinging to their mothers. What I meant is, it warmed my heart that Edward would go to such lengths to seek his beloved Ethel rather than allow the revenge of the fates to separate him from his newlywed. Many husbands/fathers accepted that they would be going down with the ship, that they were not allowed on the lifeboats, and did the manly thing by making sure their women/children folk were safely on the lifeboats. I wish more of them had at least tried to swim to their families out in the lifeboats. The lifeboats with room surely wouldn't have turned away a few who made it that far, since it wouldn't make them "swamped" with too many new life-boaters. Oh no, I feel a quote coming on...
I'm reminded of Atreyu's horse, Artax, sinking in the Swamps of Sadness: