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to think that going swimming takes just too much preparation.

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PeachesMcLean Thu 01-Oct-09 20:08:53

I mean, how much hair does the average woman have???

And frankly, it's enough to put you off bothering.


notnowbernard Thu 01-Oct-09 20:10:21

When you go at opening time, when there is only you and 20 or so over 70s, you tend not to care so much...

KEAWYED Thu 01-Oct-09 20:10:24

haha I'm sat here now thinking should I or shouldnt I

KEAWYED Thu 01-Oct-09 20:11:44

Just tuck the stragglers in and pull your batho down a bit blush

busybutterfly Thu 01-Oct-09 20:13:27

Yeeeuch, thought you were talking about how taking the kids means too much preparation...will retire quietly from this thread blush

pointydoug Thu 01-Oct-09 20:14:30

yanbu. I hate swimming. After the mammoth body shave is completed beforehand, I then have hair from hell to contend with afterwards and a red blotchy face.

PeachesMcLean Thu 01-Oct-09 20:18:59

I need a full length bathing costume I think.

cruelladepoppins Thu 01-Oct-09 20:19:58

"Boyleg" swimsuit helps a lot!

PeachesMcLean Thu 01-Oct-09 20:21:43

And one of those bathing machines to transport me into the water.

Wallace Thu 01-Oct-09 20:35:13

I've been going swimming a lot recently and I am planning to invest in a short-like style swimming costume...

freename Thu 01-Oct-09 20:37:09

HAHA! ..boy leg swimsuits rule! And no one notices a small amount of regrowth unless they brush past you in the water...ouch shockgrin

paisleyleaf Thu 01-Oct-09 20:55:29

I like taking my DD swimming because it makes me shave my legs once a week.

lovechoc Thu 01-Oct-09 21:12:57

that's a good one paisleyleaf! lol.

It does take preparation, but if you do it the night before you plan on swimming then it's usually fine.

I was taking DS once a week but I always am one of the first mums in the pool (sad, I know!) but I like to leave early so it works out well for DS and myself. Haven't been for a few months, just laziness really. Might go next week...

sambo2 Thu 01-Oct-09 21:13:01

It has been puzzling me for a while and now I know why a mum at my pool wears a swimsuit + shorts in the pool! grin

Just agreed to go with my mum and DD tomorrow. Forgot about the preparation. Ah well, at 28 wks pregnant I'm not going to be able to reach, but hey ho, the bump will overhang, no-one will notice right?

lisasimpson Thu 01-Oct-09 21:21:40

I wear shorts style bottoms for this reason, don't bother shaving the legs though too often!

Hassled Thu 01-Oct-09 21:21:53

You need a swimsuit with legs. It looks insane, but means you have no excuses. And no one notices the lower leg hair - I just disregard it completely.

Prosecco Thu 01-Oct-09 21:25:53

I agree. Its awful. And then when I do tidy up, I always get red itchy spots so feel people must be staring anyway, thinking OMG, look at how mush she has had to remove!

mawbroon Thu 01-Oct-09 21:26:18

I have a swimsuit with shorts over the top too.

Prosecco Thu 01-Oct-09 21:26:48

Much not mush blush

choosyfloosy Thu 01-Oct-09 21:32:10

God I must say it's never occurred to me to bother to shave for a swimming trip. anyone who's staring at my upper thighs at the pool must have problems i can't solve by grooming.

monkeypinkmonkey Thu 01-Oct-09 21:38:53

I so don't want to be the lady that all the local kids snigger about when you walk past, however last week I may have forgotten about the preperation blush I think even I was sniggering at me

PeachesMcLean Thu 01-Oct-09 21:41:49

I don't just mean bikini line.

And shorts with swimsuit? Isn't that just, well, a bit weird?

hf128219 Thu 01-Oct-09 21:45:07

Get yourselves a good waxing women.

mawbroon Thu 01-Oct-09 21:47:14

Mine are boys speedo shorts in the same colour as my swimsuit.

You can buy swimsuit/shorts combos, so why is it weird?

It helps to avoid the wholly unattractive look when coming off the flumes with ones swimsuit half way up ones arse.

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