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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:08 AM

Do Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool? 'Nearly 100 Percent' Do, Says Former U.S. National Team Member


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The more interesting question is *when* does said peeing happen?

* Just about the only time you can get away with peeing during a race is during a breaststroke pullout. You spend enough time gliding that if you really gotta go, you probably could. Otherwise, you're too tense and too, well, busy to even think about peeing.

* Before a race is an interesting time. It depends on the meet and to some extent the color of the pool deck. I kid you not. You always try to pee before you swim, but sometimes your body defies logic and finds a way to refill your bladder just to spite you. Adrenaline and nerves wreak havoc on your system, and I knew tons of other swimmers that always, regardless of prior planning, had to pee right before a race. What to do if you're desperate? Well, it's not uncommon to splash yourself before you climb up on the blocks, so that extra liquid on yourself and the pool deck affords you an interesting opportunity. (I'll let you finish the rest of that thought.)

* Warmup/practice - totally free reign. As a swimmer, you just have to accept that you're swimming in pee. I had a teammate that would sit on the wall and announce "I'm peeing!" which was... disgusting... but at least she warned us. I'm sure I've swum directly behind people who were just letting it all out.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/do-olympic-swimmers-pee-in-the-pool_n_1729019.html


Well...it's good for your skin I heard, and the military tought us to clean wounds with it in an emergency...

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jakeXT Aug 2012 OP
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #1
pipi_k Aug 2012 #4
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #5
Kali Aug 2012 #6
GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #10
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #11
MiddleFingerMom Aug 2012 #2
Remmah2 Aug 2012 #3
Kali Aug 2012 #7
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #8
Kaleva Aug 2012 #9
jakeXT Aug 2012 #12

Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:30 AM

1. That's what chlorine is for.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:58 AM

4. I read someplace

that if there's a really strong smell of chlorine, that means the pool contains a lot of pee.

Something which has always sort of disturbed me, knowing that we're not supposed to mix household chemicals, especially bleach and ammonia.

Does peeing in a chlorinated pool produce toxic gas?



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Response to pipi_k (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:07 AM

5. Ever been near a kiddie pool?

 

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:01 PM

6. maybe

if you can SMELL chlorine, the only real for sure thing that means is there isn't enough chlorine - what you smell are chloramines which is basically organic compounds using up the chlorine - that could be pee (or worse) or just dirt and leaves that have gotten in the pool.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:28 PM

10. Newer pools use a saltwater filtration system.

But, there's a good chance they bleach the deck. Now we know why. I always thought it was to keep the mildew down.

That being said, there are roughly 660,000 gallons in an Olympic-size pool. Even if they pee out a Big Gulp, it's still a drop in the bucket, even without the water being constantly filtered. And, out of that, 95% of that is water. Nonetheless, if everyone pees in the pool, it can cause a disaster of epic proportions: http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e14-pee

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:10 AM

11. "pee out a Big Gulp" - LOL!

 



That's one I'm stealing.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:38 AM

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:39 AM

3. Old joke: How do they fill the Olympic Pools?

 

Mark Spitz.

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:03 PM

7. anybody that says they don't is a liar

who gets out of a pool (or lake or ocean) to go into some building to pee every time?

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:06 PM

8. That's disgusting! nt

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:24 PM

9. Swimming in a public pool is like swimming in a toilet.

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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 09:02 AM

12. Ryan Lochte Admits To Peeing In The Olympic Pool! [AUDIO]

Ryan Lochte finished his run at the 2012 Olympics just in time. Today he turns 28-years-old and the birthday boy called in to “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” Friday to talk rivalry, Rio and whether Olympic athletes really do pee in the pool.

A Budding Bromance — Lochte and Phelps Before They Were Rivals

Do Any Of The Athletes Pee In The Pool?
“Of course. I think there’s just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go. during the races, but I sure did in warm-up.”http://ryanseacrest.com/2012/08/03/ryan-lochte-admits-to-peeing-in-the-olympic-pool-audio/

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