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It has caught out many a traveler and even locally based swimmers, the head scratching, mind boggling, public swimming pool rules. Having personally swum in hundreds of community and competition pools all over world I wanted to lay it on the line and today attempt to tackle the issue, bucking the system and challenging every rule abiding bone in the body; the mysterious and elusive rule that is: 'No water bottles on the side of the pool!'
The rime of the Ancient Mariner perhaps captured the predicament the best "Water, water, every where; Nor any drop to drink". Fortunately the dry mouth sensation faced by local swimmers is one rule change away from logic, unlike the precarious position faced in the open ocean by the Ancient Mariner.
In over 23years of swimming and competing in triathlon, I have NEVER been to a country whereby water is not allowed in drink bottles on the pool edge, so lets get a few facts out there:
Taking the above three facts into account we then need to look at the pros vs cons of having water by the pool
To put final nail in the coffin of the debate, here are some rebuttals to the cons:
Perhaps we are climbing the mountain of cannot change.
I think not. Common sense CAN prevail
- be safe,
ALWAYS DRINK AND SWIM
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