Before Swimming, Be Sure to Shower

Why Shower before Swimming?

A thorough shower helps remove matter such as perspiration, body oils and cosmetics from the body.  Sending those substances down the shower drain goes a long way toward reducing the “yuck factor” for everyone who shares the pool, but there is much more to consider.

The pre-swim shower helps us minimize the irritating and strong smelling substances formed in pool water when impurities introduced on the bodies of swimmers combine with chlorine. Many people identify that smell as the smell of chlorine when in fact, that stringent odour is from a substance created by those impurities reacting with chlorine.

When swimmers shower away impurities they also help reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses, such as diarrhoea, swimmer’s ear and skin infections. Germs introduced on the bodies of swimmers may be ingested when swimmers swallow contaminated water. Chlorine and other swimming pool treatment systems help protect swimmers from waterborne germs, but germ destruction is not instantaneous.

Please help us to ensure the cleanliness of our aquatics facilities by showering before swimming.