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Forgot Password? Swimming is good, clean, summer fun. When we say "clean," we mean that in the wholesome sense, not the sanitary one.
Carly Geehr has answered one of life's eternal questions: Do Olympians pee in the pool? Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does. As to the underwater cameras catching it - even if Olympic swimmers peed during their races, which they don't - there's just no way.
People urinate in swimming pools. A Canadian research team has identified a chemical compound in pool water that indicates the presence of urine. ACE passes through the body essentially unaltered, and is excreted exclusively in the urine. The researchers posit that ACE could be a useful indicator of pool water quality.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. A special compound added to the water in swimming pools will reveal the presence of urine and catch those who pee in the pool.
It is an antisocial act that normally goes under the radar, but many swimmers have long suspected the truth: people are peeing in the pool. Now scientists have been able to confirm the full extent of offending for the first time, after developing a test designed to estimate how much urine has been covertly added to a large volume of water. Regular swimmers with a keen sense of hygiene may wish to stop reading now.
About one in five American adults admitted in a survey to having peed in the pool. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps even confessed back in that peeing in the pool is an acceptable thing to do. When we're in the pool for two hours, we don't really get out to pee.
Mythical pee detecting dye? Chlorine causes red eye? To do so, they are busting a couple of colorful myths associated with this clandestine activity.