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9 Surprisingly Gross Things That Happen To Girls Who Swim

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

4. Spotting a child wearing a verruca sock entering the pool.

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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.


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

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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.

9. 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.