Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That's pretty much all that we have to say after hearing some recent comments made by U.S. swimmer Carly Geehr. According to the former USA Swimming National Team Member, nearly 100 percent (yes, 100 percent!) of competitive swimmers pee in the pool. And, they don't just do it during emergencies. From the sound of things, it's a regular occurrence that takes place almost every time they're in the pool.
"As a swimmer, you just have to accept that you're swimming in pee," she said. "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."
Okay. Again: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Geehr also explained exactly how swimmers go about emptying their bladders in the pool. "Just about the only time you can get away with peeing during a race is during a breaststroke pullout," she said. "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."
Enjoy the next time you go swimming. We guarantee you're not going to be able to get this story out of your head.
[via Huffington Post]