9 Really Gross Things That Happen To People Everytime They Go Swimming

  • By Asad Tipu
  • October 15, 2017
  • 2 minutes read

Swimming is a great way to beat the heat.

It’s excellent exercise, and it’s a fantastic recreational activity. It burns the most calories per minute, but it can be so freaking gross. The “chlorine” smell isn’t exactly the smell of chlorine. It’s actually urea that’s produced when urine reacts with chlorine.

That’s right.

The nostalgic smell of swimming pools is actually just urine. And that’s not even the grossest thing you have to deal with! Artist Becky Barnicoat¬†created a series of illustrations that were published on Buzzfeed, and jeez. It makes me want to reconsider swimming.

Source: BuzzFeed

#1 The puffy eyes and cap/goggle marks.

#2 Changing in a freezing cold room with a wet floor.

#3 Pulling your cap off also yanks off your hair.

#4 When you overtake someone and accidentally feel their hairy leg.

#5 When you inhale water when going for a breather.

#6 Producing copious amounts of snot.

#7 Watching a kid walk in with Veruca socks.

#8 When you didn’t dry your towel properly and it now smells terrible.

#9 Seeing someone else’s bandaid in the shower.

TL;DR: you basically swim in a pool filled with other people’s sweat, snot, and pee, and you ingest it without knowing.

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