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hmlee
August 4th, 2005, 04:41 PM
So I'm a little bored and thought we could all use a nice fun poll. Yey!

scyfreestyler
August 4th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Chlorine for me. It's convenient, what can I say!

FindingMyInnerFish
August 5th, 2005, 09:25 AM
What? No option for vodka tonics? ;)

Seriously, just water for me.... I usu. keep a water bottle at the end of my lane. Once a man commented...you're drinking water in a swimming pool? What can I say? I like my water straight up.

hmlee
August 5th, 2005, 11:32 AM
I'd like to see you execute a flip turn after a couple of vodka tonics...haha

jswim
August 5th, 2005, 11:38 AM
I just usually drink water with about half a lemon in it. It helps to cut the chlorine that otherwise seems to coat my teeth with fur. ;)

Guvnah
August 5th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by FindingMyInnerFish
Once a man commented...you're drinking water in a swimming pool?

He obviously doesn't swim hard enough to sweat. Or long enough to get thirsty. And if he does, then does he drink the pool water?

I drink a full quart of water during a 70-90 minute workout. (Just water.)

FindingMyInnerFish
August 5th, 2005, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by hmlee
I'd like to see you execute a flip turn after a couple of vodka tonics...haha

heh heh!

Maybe that would make it easier! ;)

FindingMyInnerFish
August 5th, 2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Guvnah
He obviously doesn't swim hard enough to sweat. Or long enough to get thirsty. And if he does, then does he drink the pool water?

I drink a full quart of water during a 70-90 minute workout. (Just water.)

I'd soooo stay away from my pool water (not to say I haven't unintentionally swallowed some)...just that I don't think it's only water and chlorine.... But I won't go there.....

Can't imagine doing a hard workout w/out a bottle of water nearby. But I sometimes can get away w/out one if I'm just doing something easy.

Guvnah
August 5th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by FindingMyInnerFish
I'd soooo stay away from my pool water (not to say I haven't unintentionally swallowed some)...just that I don't think it's only water and chlorine.... But I won't go there.....



Urine is sterile.

But other substances that come off the body, or from within the body -- well, you're right. Don't go there. Of course, that's why they chlorinate the pool (and monitor bacteria counts, pH and other measurables.)

Hey, I hope you didn't interpret my post to say that I drink a full quart of POOL water. Of course, I bring my own! It's how I know I drink a full quart.

BTW, I'll bet that the guy who chided InnerFish about drinking water didn't take a shower before entering the pool... I wonder what his reaction would have been had I'Fish responded to him, "I drink my own water because you don't shower before getting into the pool..."

FindingMyInnerFish
August 5th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Guvnah
Urine is sterile.

But other substances that come off the body, or from within the body -- well, you're right. Don't go there. Of course, that's why they chlorinate the pool (and monitor bacteria counts, pH and other measurables.)

Hey, I hope you didn't interpret my post to say that I drink a full quart of POOL water. Of course, I bring my own! It's how I know I drink a full quart.

BTW, I'll bet that the guy who chided InnerFish about drinking water didn't take a shower before entering the pool... I wonder what his reaction would have been had I'Fish responded to him, "I drink my own water because you don't shower before getting into the pool..."

Well, I assumed you brought your own. Chlorine, despite the many wonderful recipes for it, just never does much for a drink. And you seem like a pretty sensibel guy! :)

I'm actually pretty careful what I say to other swimmers at the pool... who knows...they may just have been to Karate or kickboxing class before swimming. ;)

hmlee
August 5th, 2005, 09:26 PM
I'm interested that the majority of respondants seem to prefer plain water to sports drinks. Is there a reason for this? Or is it just an economic issue?

F'ueco
August 6th, 2005, 03:21 PM
For me it's economics, and convenience.

I bike commute about 80% of the time, and I'll carry an empty water bottle with me. When I get to the pool; I fill it, drink that, and then fill it again for consumption during my workout.

FindingMyInnerFish
August 7th, 2005, 07:01 AM
It's a matter of habit for me. When I run, I prefer something I can both drink and pour over my head. Gatorade poured over my head would be sticky and attract bugs--and if the heat warps my brain too much and I'm carrying gatorade, I might forget and use it as I would water. In the pool of course, there's plenty of water and no need to pour any over my head, ;) but I still go for the plain stuff! After working out, I sometimes have juice or gatorade, but then I know I'll only be drinking it.

fatboy
August 7th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Water is cheaper, and since my swim workouts are 90 minutes or less, I don't really need the electrolytes and sugar that the sports drinks contain. Save the calories for the occasional beer!

TRYM_Swimmer
August 8th, 2005, 09:21 AM
I lean towards half Lemonade Gatorade and half water.

I have noticed that some of the newer Gatorade flavors have vegetable oil in them!! Can anyone explain what that is supposed to do for you?

waves101
August 8th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Accelerade and Endurox.

clyde hedlund
August 10th, 2005, 05:49 PM
Hey!!!! What about salty sea water for us ocean swimmers?

clyde hedlund
August 10th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Hey!!!! What about salty sea water for us ocean swimmers?

FindingMyInnerFish
August 10th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by clyde hedlund
Hey!!!! What about salty sea water for us ocean swimmers?

I've actually heard of ppl adding some salt to their water for running or bike rides--a cheap alternative to Gatorade and such--for electrolyte replacement. But swimming in saltwater, you've got it right there! Probably also with a bit of ... um ... protein from the microscopic marine life that you also ingest. ;)

F'ueco
August 11th, 2005, 01:57 AM
And don't forget the oil from boats and trash (and certain other waste) that gets dumped in the ocean. But hey, I'm sure it's still better for you than the water in the pool.

clyde hedlund
August 11th, 2005, 05:09 PM
I love Glycerol and Red Bull.

iswim41
August 12th, 2005, 03:20 AM
Funny, I've been thinking about this lately, especially when I'm taking on pool water unintentionally. Anybody know what chlorine does to you? I've been pool swimming my entire life and it hasn't killed me yet, but it is a chemical, ya know?

FindingMyInnerFish
August 14th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by iswim41
Funny, I've been thinking about this lately, especially when I'm taking on pool water unintentionally. Anybody know what chlorine does to you? I've been pool swimming my entire life and it hasn't killed me yet, but it is a chemical, ya know?

I don't know about long-term effects, but I understand that chlorine is in our tap water supply as well, so you never really get away from it. No doubt that will make you feel better.... :rolleyes:

swimr4life
September 9th, 2005, 11:43 PM
I love Rehydrate by Advocare.