17 Mar What is swimming culture? How to implement it?
Like all other community activities, Swimming must also be cultural. Put simply, it is proper swimming pool behavior to ensure everyone is swimming safely and comfortably. More broadly, these are the rules of behavior that everyone should know to ensure the best use of pool water. Therefore, in this article, we use the word “culture” to compare swimming with traffic story, swimming culture with traffic culture so that people can easily imagine and grasp it.
When we ride on the street, we participate in “road traffic” with the vehicle of traffic being our motorcycle. When we go to the swimming pool and go into the water to practice swimming, we participate in “swimming path traffic” with the means of traffic that is ourselves.
There are many interesting similarities between traffic culture and swimming culture.
Obey “Traffic Police – Lifeguard”
When riding on the road, you must obey the traffic control of the traffic police. When swimming, you must follow the instructions of the lifeguard.
Lifeguards are trained to make sure they can be on duty and keep you safe. They are responsible for monitoring the entire pool area assigned to them. They often wear uniforms and sit on high chairs to clearly see the activities not only on the water but also under the water. They are responsible for guiding and correcting behaviors that could endanger yourself and those who swim around them.
So, when you hear the siren blows and instructions from the lifeguard, you should take the right attitude and adhere to it seriously.
Understand the meaning of “Traffic signs – Pool signs”
When riding on the road, you must understand the meaning of basic traffic signs such as prohibition signs, danger signs, sign signs, direction signs.
When you go swimming, you also need to know some basic pool signs. Unlike traffic signs with quite a few, pool signs usually only have depth signs, jasmine signs (in lakes with a shallow end, a deep end), general hygiene signs, bathing signs clean before going into the pool; or a number of boards such as no jump board, board no jokes …
In the above signs, you should pay special attention to the depth and jasmine signs to determine the shallow and deep characteristics of the lake – the factor affecting your own safety.
No violation of “standard deviation” behavior in traffic/in swimming pools
The Road Traffic Law prohibits a number of behaviors to ensure safety for people in traffic, such as banning racing, swinging, swinging, controlling the car when there is excess alcohol in blood or breath. the prescribed level, speeding, winning the road, carelessly overtaking.
For swimming pools, the problem is not only to ensure safety but also to ensure hygiene for swimmers. Therefore, in addition to the regulations prohibiting running, shoving on a lake wall, jumping head-to-head, submerging other people’s heads and banning people who have been drinking alcohol (like the Traffic Law), people with epilepsy, mental illness … in order to ensure safety in the swimming pool area, the Pool Rules also have regulations related to hygiene for swimmers such as prohibiting spitting, prohibiting people with ulcers, external diseases. skin, infections, eye pain, ear pain in the water.
Strictly comply with the above rules for the safety and health of yourself and that of other swimmers.
Running in the right lane – Swim in the right lap
The Traffic Law contains rules about the vehicle’s driving in the specified lane. Swimming pools in countries also have similar regulations. Which lanes are for quick swimmers (like cars), which lane is for the average swimmer (like a motorbike), and which lane is for slow swimmers (like bicycles). Who swims in which lane is due to the initial feeling of the swimmer. If entering a lane that does not match his swimming speed, causing a “swim congestion”, a lifeguard will be responsible for guiding the person through another, more suitable swimming lane.
However, swimming pools in our country do not have such regulations, partly because swimming pools do not know how to do it, partly because swimmers just want to swim in the swimming lane they like, but do not want to follow the instructions of Lifeguards. Therefore, a swimming lane will have many swimmers with many different levels. The satisfactory solution is for everyone to swim in a circle of the buoy. This is a kind of international “convention”. Circle swimming is swimming in the front and backorder, continuously. To fully benefit from swimming circles, it is important that all participants respect other swimmers and adhere to the following 2 simple rules:
- Keep the right buoy while swimming in a circle. Want to swim past other people, speed through to the left of that person.
- The slower swimmer must allow the faster swimmer to pass. If someone faster than me passes on the left, you must swim close to the line on the right
Wear suitable clothes when swimming
Although there are no rules in law, when you go out on the street, you must also dress “look for”. At the swimming pool, swimwear is also a cultural feature when it comes to swimming.
In the pool water environment, when water hygiene is important, you can not bring home wear, clothes to the street to swim. In addition, the clothes also carry aesthetic elements in public places. You also can’t wear clothes that are too erotic, revealing, offensive, and “transparent” in color to get into the water.
Show off your culture through the swimsuits that are right for you!
Take a shower before going to the pool
This is a typical regulation of swimming pools. Why is this regulation? According to expert epidemiologist and in charge of preventing diseases in the pool – Michele Hlavsa, bathing before going to the pool is a way to prevent sweat, oil, makeup, personal care products. , urine, and any remaining body solid waste, mixes with the pool water.
All these “substances” have 1 thing in common that is nitrogen. When nitrogen mixed with chlorine (chlorine) in swimming pools will create a chemical reaction, forming a chloramine compound, causing chlorine to lose its bactericidal effect, becoming a shelter for bacteria.
So bathing before going to a swimming pool is how we help chlorine continue its bactericidal role and keep us safe from bacteria in the water. With such an important meaning, we should take a little time to take a bath again before going into the pool.
Above are the rules to help preserve swimming pool culture. Hope you and your friends will always keep the spirit of happiness and optimism when swimming!