America's latest golden boy in the pool candidly admitted to urinating in the Olympic pool while warming up for his impressive swimming feats.
Lochte was on Ryan Seacrest's radio show and admitted that he does indeed pee in the pool. Lochte , who will depart London with two gold medals, two silver medals, and a bronze medal said he did it many times during the Olympics and it's a common practice for athletes to pee in the pool while warming up.
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.
Unfortunately swimmers probably just have to get used to the idea that they're surrounded by lots of other people's urine when they're in the water. According to Rodale News, a poll of 1,000 adults conducted in late April and early May of this year by the American Water Quality and Health Council found that One in five respondents (17 percent) admitted to urinating in the pool, while almost eight in ten (78 percent) are convinced that their fellow swimmers are guilty of this act.
Studies say that swimmers might feel the need to pee in the pool because of the temperature change their bodies experience when they jump in the water; because they drink a lot to stay hydrated before competing; or because of nerves.