'Everybody' Pees in the Olympic Pool

But the British Prime Minister says, 'not okay'

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics     Photo: marcopako/Flickr

Ryan Lochte raised eyebrows last week when he told Ryan Seacrest that elite swimmers "always" pee in the pool. He was quickly backed up by former U.S. national swimmer Carly Geehre and most-decorated-Olympian-ever Michael Phelps. "I think everybody pees in the pool. It's kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. When we're in the water for two hours, we don't really get out to pee," Phelps said. "Chlorine kills it so it's not bad." But the British Prime Minister has taken a different view. "I was quite surprised by that. It is not okay to pee in the pool," David Cameron told the Metro. Lochte followed up on his statements with a video addressing young swimmers: "Kids, it is okay to pee in the pool."

Via Huffington Post

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