Pilot1113
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Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 4:21 am

Anyone know why the swimmers always drink the pool water before they mount and dive in?

- Neil Harrison
 
avion
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 4:42 am

Maybe its for good luck or maybe to respects the pool god!

Avion
 
iflycoach
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 5:26 am

I thought they were just getting there face wet.
 
redngold
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 5:36 am

I'm pretty sure you've got it, Iflycoach.
Drinking the water would make anyone feel nauseated because of the chlorine. It would be detrimental to one's performance to do so.

redngold
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 6:44 am

 
 
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 7:38 am

no one is drinking the water, they are just getting wet
 
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 10:30 am

To make sure no swimmer urinates in the pool each swimmer has to drink the water.
 
LH423
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Mon Sep 18, 2000 11:12 am

I just watched a women take water to her a face, and then spit it out, so at least some to "taste" the water.

LH423
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Pilot1113
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Thanks All!

Tue Sep 19, 2000 5:46 am

I was just wondering that and a few of my friends commented on the same thing.

I guess that NBC shoots the swimmer and we see him/her take a handful of water and then put it to their face before it fades into a "feel good about Australia, because it isn't the USA," clip. It looked, to me at least, like (s)he was drinking the water.

- Neil Harrison

 
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Tue Sep 19, 2000 6:22 am

CstarU.......  That´s why I avoid public Bathhouses like plague, since they don´t have this rule.
 
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RE: Ab.400

Tue Sep 19, 2000 8:03 am

I fart in the bathtub...instant jacuzzi!
 
Guest

RE: Olympic Swimmers

Tue Sep 19, 2000 8:08 am

Jacuzzi is very relaxing.
 
Guest

RE: Olympic Swimmers

Tue Sep 19, 2000 8:11 am

p.S. , then don´t drink the water.
 
Guest

RE: Ab.400

Tue Sep 19, 2000 8:14 am

yeah, but there's a pleasant odor... 
 
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RE: Olympic Swimmers

Tue Sep 19, 2000 8:24 am

I assume this is your very "private" amusement ? O 

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