Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features


To think that if you wear perfume/body spray/aftershave ...

3 replies

Thistledew · 25/06/2013 08:41

... That you should take a shower before getting in the swimming pool?

I was enjoying my early morning swim today - was in a good rhythm, technique coming together nicely and my breathing was nice and regular.

Until someone got into the pool wearing some sort of scent. Angry

My poor asthmatic lungs went into shutdown, and I just about made it to the end of the lane before I had to have a huge coughing fit. Fortunately, I had just about finished the session I had planned and only had to drop the last couple of lengths, as I just couldn't breath enough to continue.

I have asked the pool I was swimming at if they would consider imposing a 'shower before you swim' policy as this is not the first time this has happened.

But please, everyone, if you come to the pool wearing scent, have a shower before you get in?


OP posts:

babyhmummy01 · 25/06/2013 08:45

Most swimming pools have this anyway IME to get rid of dead skin before getting in the pool


Sarah1611 · 25/06/2013 08:47

Ohhhh! I never even thought of that!! I will try my best to shower before I swim next time...


samesizetoes · 25/06/2013 08:55

I've never been to a pool where they don't have this policy. I always shower before swim because someone once told me dry hair absorbs the chlorine more than if you wet it first. No idea if its true but I'll keep shower first anyway!

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?