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There Are Worse Pools To Dive In Than Rio, Trust Me

There Are Worse Pools To Dive In Than Rio, Trust Me

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Considering Rio's lack of preparation, we were quick to jump on the story when the Olympic diving pool turned green.

Then again, when the same facility was shut and athletes reported that the pool smelt of farts, we were there to share the news.

Well, let's give Rio a rest for a minute. Stories shared by the Daily Mail reveal that there are worse places to swim.

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From swirling vomit to floating shits to naughty pool activities, here's just a few for you.

Wave pools, up and down, up and down. One swimmer couldn't cope with the motion and spewed in the pool.

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The Reddit user, JambersChambers, who shared his experience said: "I was in one of those amusement park wave pools and dived underwater and came up for air.

"As my head surfaced out of the water, I saw it - right in front of my face was a huge surface of vomit."


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From one end to the other, another Reddit user, who goes by the name of Costco1L, has shared his floating experience, which had a rather nasty ending. The user said: "I was at a golf club pool [when] someone shat in it and then the former soldier who was suffering from mental health problems who was cleaning the pool grabbed it and took a bite. I fainted as soon as he bit it."

Pool incidents are more common than getting a verruca in the showers. However, Reddit user, Maschine01 witnessed one nasty incident that resulted in a kid being airlifted to hospital. The user wrote: "Our local water park had a 'ride' in it that was basically just a slide you lay on and shot down superman style into a 10ft pool.

"A kid did it and somehow managed to smack his head on the bottom and split it wide open - you could see the meat and scalps bleed like nothing else.

"They had to airlift him via chopper to the hospital."

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Meanwhile, it's not just kids getting themselves into trouble for breaking the rules. Is having sex in the pool as prestigious as claiming that you've joined the mile-high club?

Didn't think so, but one lifeguard exposes her experience. "'There was a couple once who were basically having sex in the pool," she said.

"They were grinding up against each other and I had to tell them to separate... it was so awkward.

"They just kind of smiled then kept trying to do it, until eventually my manager kicked them out."

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I'd take diving into a green pool any day over the above.

Topics: pool, swimming, Diving

Hamish Kilburn

Keep calm... I'm a journalist