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Olympic Swimmers Keep Breaking This Basic Pool Rule And It's Driving People Nuts

Also, seriously, doesn't that just hurt their junk?

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OK, so if you've ever spent any amount of time around a pool, you know one of the major rules is NO SITTING ON THE LANE LINE.

Unless you want your lifeguard and/or swim coach to go berserk on you for potentially breaking it/being lazy.
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Unless you want your lifeguard and/or swim coach to go berserk on you for potentially breaking it/being lazy.

But while watching the Olympic swimming events, you may have noticed that a bunch of the medalists...

SUN! NOOOOO!
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SUN! NOOOOO!

...HAVE BEEN SITTING ON THE DAMN LANE LINES.

Adam, you're so beautiful they should name a Pantone color after you, but what the fuck are you doing on the lane line.
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Adam, you're so beautiful they should name a Pantone color after you, but what the fuck are you doing on the lane line.

"Am I crazy?" you might be asking. "DON'T THEY ALL KNOW THERE'S NO SITTING ON THE LANE LINES?"

DON'T YOU KNOW BETTER, MICHAEL?
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DON'T YOU KNOW BETTER, MICHAEL?

But rest assured, indignant pool-goer, people have noticed this massive transgression against pool etiquette:

Michael phelps would be the only swimmer in the world to get away with sitting on the lane line like that

You are not taking crazy pills — sitting on the lane line is still not at all allowed.

All I can think with this Peaty kid is how has no one yelled at him over sitting on the lane line 😂😂

People are just as confused as you as to why this is happening, and how every lifeguard watching must be mad AF.

look at that little british boy sitting on the lane line like he hasn't been told not to nine times a day for all his whole life

And they are not happy about it.

WHY DO ALL THE SWIMMERS KEEP SITTING ON THE LANE LINES!? STOP! Clearly they've never had to restring a lane line before

So don't worry: The world has not turned upside down.

I imagine one of the major perks of being an Olympic swimmer has got to be sitting on the lane line without getting yelled at

WE HAVE OUR EYES ON YOU, OLYMPIC SWIMMERS WHO ARE SITTING ON LANE LINES.

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Watch Katie Ledecky defend her title in the 800-meter free and Michael Phelps as he pursues his fourth straight gold in 100-meter fly tonight in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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