Olympic Swimmers Pee in the Pool: Staying hydrated as an athlete is important, but who wants to race on a full bladder? For swimmers apparently, peeing poolside or even in the pool itself is all part of the Olympic events. “[It's] not uncommon to splash yourself before you climb up on the blocks,” Carly Geehr, a former member of the U.S. national swim team reported. “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.)” It’s no secret among them either, she added. All of them do it.
Ryan Lochte, 11-time Olympic medalist, concurred. In an Aug. 3 radio interview, he warmly admitted: “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.”
OK kiddies, when you become Olympic athletes you can grow up to pee in Olympic pools too. But until then, let’s try to keep public pools less yellow. Pee-pee please?