14 Mar 5 things you shouldn’t do when you go to the pool!
When choosing swimming to practice regularly, you are not too unfamiliar with the regulations on safety and hygiene such as not running, jumping, not eating or drinking before swimming, … All These rules are usually clearly posted on the pool rules and I ask not to repeat. What I want to share with you here is the things that most of you swim in feel “normal” and consider unimportant things, but in my opinion, those are the things that you should not do when to the swimming pool.
So let’s find out what 5 things you shouldn’t do when you go to the pool?
1. Do not shower thoroughly before entering the pool
The swimming pools usually stipulate “Bathe clean before going into the pool” or “Bathe before swimming”. The problem is that people just simply have to “bathe” before going into the water but do not understand the meaning of this, so they often take a bath through the speakers, take the rules and fulfill this obligation when only swimwear has a few wet places. , and people are “dry”. You bathe but “coated too thin”! You have a bath, but like not a bath!
A clean bath before entering the pool has two main meanings:
- Get rid of anything on your body that could contaminate the pool. Deodorants, soaps, moisturizers, perfumes, sweat, and waste products on your body are all organic compounds that contain proteins in them. When mixed with chlorinated water, it produces disinfection by-products, including a gas called Trihalomethanes (THMs). This gas produces chloramines. Chloramines give off the chlorine odor you might notice around a swimming pool. Most people think this smell is an indicator of a pool’s cleanliness. However, the opposite is true. A well-managed pool has little or no chlorine smell. The scent from chloramines is not only unpleasant but can also irritate your eyes and skin.
- Help your skin not absorb many chemicals in the water. Our skin has the ability to absorb chemicals from water. This means that exposure to chlorine in swimming pools can cause skin irritation in the form of contact dermatitis. However, both hair and skin are less likely to absorb water from a pool once they are wet. Therefore, wet skin with a bath before swimming is an effective solution to help protect our skin from chlorine ingress. In other words, the non-chlorinated water on the skin when bathing acts as a “skin barrier” preventing chlorinated water from entering.
The right thing to do is to shower more thoroughly before going into the pool. It’s not only good for others, it’s good for yourself (win-win). And that is also a common courtesy when you swim.
2. Do not put the shampoo package in the trash
Convenient times, many of you use a disposable shampoo package when you shower after swimming. However, instead of putting the package in the trash after using it, you often throw it on the bathroom floor so that it slips into the drainage hole, which can lead to a blockage in the sewers of the pool for a long time. the shower cannot escape, causing general unhygienic conditions. It also makes swimming pool staff have to work hard when they have to regularly hook the drain. You may think that the “handy” disposal of your wrap is a small thing, but many of you do “small things” that may cause the pool to close for a few days to do general cleaning! Please take a look at what is in the drain of a swimming pool when dredged to see the consequences of this.
The right thing to do is to throw the shampoo package, and all the junk, in the trash when you’re done. A small act of making yourself a non-polluting training environment. And it’s also a civilized habit when you swim.
3. Prefers to swim at a “higher” depth than your swimming level
Many of you prefer swimming pools deeper than shallow pools. You may think that swimming requires a deep pool to “already”, and swimming in a shallow pool is not worth swimming! What you do not think the “depth” in swimming is the “difficulty”, “the danger”. When learning to swim, it takes to a certain level to get acquainted in the deep pool.
A swimming club can have both a deep pool and a shallow pool, or a pool with a deep, shallow head. The deep pool is usually 50m long and 2m deep. A shallow pool is usually 25m in length or shorter, with a depth of about 1m to 1.6m. For a 50m deep swimming pool, you should be able to swim continuously at least 100m (twice the length of the pool) confidently and comfortably. “Comfortable” can be understood as swimming all the way at the same speed, not at first swimming very hard, then weakening, sinking and “dragging” slowly to the finish line with difficulty. If you are not able to do so, you should practice in a shallow pool to gradually increase your swimming distance before swimming in a deep pool.
I personally find a pool that is not crowded, no matter the depth (of course not a pool for kids to play!), As long as I swim comfortably, don’t get caught up in many other swimmers and have The depth that I can use my hand fanning does not hit the bottom of the pool.
The right thing to do is to always check the depth signs of each pool to choose to swim in a pool with the right depth for your swimming ability. And it is an act that does not endanger yourself.
4. Try to swim despite thunderstorms
Some of you listen to the advice “books” is not to let the busy, difficult affect the sports practice. But in swimming, “god’s anger” is not a normal hindrance but should be seen as a “ban” into the water! If it’s just light rains, showers and you still go swimming, it’s okay, even praiseworthy for your spirit; But if it is thunderstorms or storms then stop swimming. Remember, lightning is electricity, and electricity and water are a dangerous combination. Skipping swimming one session does not die, but trying to swim once a day is a thunderstorm, thunder and lightning… it’s very dangerous dear!
The right thing to do is to immediately stop outdoor activities, especially swimming, when it rains heavily, thunder and lightning. And that is the genuine sense of safety of the sportspeople.
5. Follow the instructions of the swimmers next to you
In the swimming pool environment, you are often very easy to talk to the swimmers who swim with you, the same swim with you. Some people are very funny, kind and willing to give you advice on how to exercise or correct your swimming techniques. In swimming, swimmers with 5-7 rounds can “teach” for new swimmers 1-2 rounds. New swimmers 1-2 rounds can “only draw” for those who are just getting into the water to get acquainted. The water environment is so strange, anyone who knows a little more than me, I consider myself a “consultant”, and if I know a little more than others, I can become their “expert”! However, in the highly technically intensive field of swimming, I seldom hear valuable advice, and a lot of times I find their technical instructions wrong! It’s important to know who to listen to.
The right thing to do is find and ask people who are more or less in-depth, not from anyone swimming beside you. If you do not have the opportunity to meet knowledgeable people, you should read Swimtimelog‘s articles for more information and knowledge. If you don’t find the problem you’re interested in, you can “order” the issue to Swimtimelog. And that is how to improve your level of knowledge about swimming in the “safest” way.
Have a good time swimming!