Swimming is an activity that can be really strainful if not done right. Just like every workout, it has its own dos and don’ts. While there are obvious things to avoid in a swimming pool like peeing in it or not taking a bath before taking the plunge, there are some don’ts that don’t strike the mind at first but are nevertheless integral to swimming. Watch out for the ones that you do in the pool.
1. Avoid Being in the swimming pool without hydrating for too long
There is constant compressive pressure on your body in the pool. This may result in the diversion of water in the body to the bladder resulting in a constant tendency to pee. While it is sensibility of a person to not pee in the pool, rehydrating your body constantly as well may skip the minds of many people.
2. Avoid being in the swimming pool alone
It is particularly important for a newbie to not swim alone because the person is not aware of swimming techniques so could use a little help. Otherwise, the person could also be saved from drowning if a lifeguard is available near the site.
3. Avoid going to the swimming pool without proper gear
There are some gears that are a must for swimming like the hair cap, goggles and swimwear. The hair cap keeps your hair somewhat dry and shields them from the pool’s harmful chemicals. The goggles protect your eye from chlorine in the pool while proper swimwear reduces drag when swimming
4. Don’t overfeed before getting into the pool
Swimming takes a lot of energy so it’s important to have something in the belly before doing it. But it is as much important not to overfeed as the effort you put on your muscles in the belly may pressure the guts to expel out food you have eaten just before the activity. So don’t eat anything heavy before swimming.
5. Don’t get in the pool without warming up first
Swimming is an intense exercise and any exercise needs the body to first get accustomed to. The ideal situation would be to start warming up and gradually increase your intensity. Then get in the pool.
6. Don’t go in if you have any kind of wound on your body
Even the cleanest of pools have bacterias in them no matter how small their population may be so wounds are vulnerable to infection. Alternatively, the pool may get contaminated by the infection in your wound