What you need to know when going to the pool

Feb­ru­ary 19, 2017, 10:14 am

Swim­ming is con­sid­ered one of the most ben­e­fi­cial types of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. And if in the sum­mer you can splash in the near­est lake, riv­er or spend a vaca­tion at the sea, then in the cold sea­son the only oppor­tu­ni­ty to swim is to vis­it the pool.

Photo: Jim Bahn

Pho­to: Jim Bahn

How­ev­er, before vis­it­ing it, it doesn’t hurt to pre­pare a lit­tle: “Liza” invites you to get acquaint­ed with use­ful infor­ma­tion that you need to know when going to the pool.

Med­ical cer­tifi­cate

Get­ting into the pool is not so easy — first of all, you will need cer­tifi­cates from a ther­a­pist and a der­ma­tol­o­gist. These offi­cial papers will con­firm that you do not have any dis­eases that can be trans­mit­ted by air­borne droplets or through water. If in the pool you were not required to have any med­ical doc­u­ments, this is a rea­son to think. Is it worth vis­it­ing such an insti­tu­tion, because it is not known what dis­eases those who swim along the adja­cent path have? By the way, a med­ical exam­i­na­tion will not harm you either — with some skin or fun­gal dis­eases that you may not know about, con­tact with water is con­traindi­cat­ed.

What to swim in

You can post­pone your breath­tak­ing biki­ni swim­suit until your next trip to the sea — it will not work for the pool. First­ly, there should not be any unnec­es­sary details on a swim­suit for the pool — leave ruf­fles, frills and bows for the beach, and for going to the pool it is worth buy­ing a fused swim­suit that fits snug­ly to the body and min­i­mal­ly impedes the swim­ming process. In the pool, you will also need a swim cap — this spe­cif­ic head­gear should be com­fort­able and com­fort­able. The cap should be tight, but not too tight around the head. Usu­al­ly they are made of sil­i­cone, poly­ester and elas­tic fab­rics.


In addi­tion to a swim­suit and a cap, you will also need a few addi­tion­al acces­sories: flip flops, a tow­el and swim­ming gog­gles. When choos­ing slip­pers, you need to pay atten­tion to the mate­r­i­al from which they are made — buy shoes made of rub­ber and oth­er mate­ri­als that do not slip on the tile. So you can avoid falls and injuries, and in addi­tion, shoes will reduce the chances of catch­ing some kind of fun­gal dis­ease. Choose a large tow­el to imme­di­ate­ly and com­plete­ly remove mois­ture from the body. Gog­gles will be need­ed by pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes, those who pre­fer fast swim­ming, or those swim­mers who like to swim with their head in the water. In addi­tion, the gog­gles pro­tect your eyes well from chlo­rine, which is found in abun­dance in most of our pools.

Hygiene pro­ce­dures

Before and after vis­it­ing the pool, do not neglect hygiene pro­ce­dures. Arriv­ing in the pool, you need to wash off the dust and sweat that have accu­mu­lat­ed on the skin, and only after that you can dive into the water. After your work­out, show­er­ing will help remove the chlo­rine left on your skin after swim­ming. Experts rec­om­mend using skin care prod­ucts while tak­ing a show­er — spe­cial gels will help mois­tur­ize the skin and restore water bal­ance. If you swam with­out a cap, be sure to rinse your hair under the show­er.

Train­ing Inten­si­ty

For begin­ner swim­mers, experts rec­om­mend start­ing with 30-minute ses­sions that include min­i­mal loads. Over time, work­outs can become more intense, and ses­sion time can increase. Just before swim­ming, you should warm up a lit­tle to warm up the mus­cles and pre­pare them for the upcom­ing load. The same applies to the end of the work­out — you need to fin­ish the les­son grad­u­al­ly, reduc­ing the pace of swim­ming. If you wish, you can use the ser­vices of an instruc­tor who will help you cre­ate an opti­mal train­ing pro­gram and mon­i­tor its imple­men­ta­tion.

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