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Published on October 15th, 2017 | by Admin

9 Surprisingly Gross Things That Happen To Girls Who Swim

Getting changed in a freezing cold changing room, hopping from foot to foot on the wet, hair-strewn floor.

Swimming pools are full of snot, other’s people’s hair, and wee.

Getting changed in a freezing cold changing room, hopping from foot to foot on the wet, hair-strewn floor.

No matter how carefully you try to avoid touching anything but the clean bits of floor, you always end up finding someone else’s hair stuck to your body when you get home.

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When you realise you didn’t dry your towel and swimsuit properly and now they’re all damp and smelly.

When you realise you didn't dry your towel and swimsuit properly and now they're all damp and smelly.

There’s nothing worse than feeling really clean when you’ve just got out of the shower and then having to dry your body with a damp, smelly towel.

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Trying to overtake a man and accidently sliding your hand down his hairy leg.

Trying to overtake a man and accidently sliding your hand down his hairy leg.

For some reason, hairy legs feel weirdly rubbery in swimming pools.

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Spotting a child wearing a verruca sock entering the pool.

Spotting a child wearing a verruca sock entering the pool.

Even though you know it’s irrational, seeing a verruca sock always makes you worry that the verruca germs will somehow permeate through the pool and give you some kind of vaginal infection.

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Swallowing a huge gulp of water while trying to take a breath.

Swallowing a huge gulp of water while trying to take a breath.

You know the statistics on how many children use the pool as a toilet.

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Producing huge amounts of snot that you have to snort out into the pool as you swim.

Producing huge amounts of snot that you have to snort out into the pool as you swim.

If you’re snorting snot into the swimming pool, chances are everyone else is too. Which means you’re essentially exercising in a giant bath of snot.

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When you take your swimming cap off and it pulls out all your baby hairs.

When you take your swimming cap off and it pulls out all your baby hairs.

Why are swimming caps made of latex? Whyyyyy?

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Finding someone else’s old plaster on the floor in your changing room.

Finding someone else's old plaster on the floor in your changing room.

Especially if you accidentally tread on it.

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When you finally get dressed again and feel amazing, pumped full of endorphins – then look in the mirror and see your swimming cap and goggle marks.

When you finally get dressed again and feel amazing, pumped full of endorphins – then look in the mirror and see your swimming cap and goggle marks.

No amount of makeup can hide your red puffy eyes.

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