Friday, August 10, 2012

Olympic Pee

Olympic Pee

So with all this olympic coverage and the end of swimming, I have to just ask you one question that you probably were dying to find out the answer to... Do the swimmers pee in the water? The answer - Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone when they ask if Olympic Swimmers pee in the pool?

Yes, yes they do. All of them. Liberally.

"As a swimmer, you just have to accept that you're swimming in pee," said Carly Geehr, a former member of the U.S. national swim team.

Answering the question on the Q&A website Quora, Geehr said "nearly 100 percent" of elite competitive swimmers regularly do it, mostly because they can't help it. "Adrenaline and nerves wreak havoc on your system, she said, "and I knew tons of other swimmers that always, regardless of prior planning, had to pee right before a race."

Turns out, most swimmers are too tense and distracted to attend to their bladders during an actual race. Instead, they get the job done during warm-up, or utilize a crucial interval just before the race begins: "[It's] not uncommon to splash yourself before you climb up on the blocks," she explained, "so that extra liquid on yourself and the pool deck affords you an interesting opportunity. (I'll let you finish the rest of that thought.)"

In case you wanted specifics, the otherwise-studly Ryan Lochte is an unabashed pool-peer.

When asked whether he engages in the activity on an Aug. 3 radio interview, the 11-time Olympic medalist said, "Of course. I think there's just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go. [I didn't] during the races, but I sure did in warm-up."

He sure did.

Hey, at least there's not any Olympic floating logs in the pool, am I right? By this same token, you probably shouldn't breath air because some one may have farted in it.

I'll admit it - if I was an Olympic swimmer, you bet your ass I would pee in the pool. In fact I would just get up on the starting blocks and piss a nice golden stream into my competitor's lane.

What does this teach us? Probably nothing. It should come to no surprise that people urinate in the pool. Who the fuck doesn't? Even with that rumor of a chemical that would turn your urine purple and mark you as the pisser, you still do it.

Hey, when nature calls...

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