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By grlzze444 - / Tuesday 16 November 2010 00:19 / United States
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Hmmm.....I can't really tell who's at fault here. Sure, the darling felt sick, but if the coach wouldn't let them stop....hmmm.... this is one where I just cannot vote on it without more details.

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Back in my day the warm ups were over 9000! And that was upstream both ways including a 40 foot waterfall in -30 degree weather. Let me tell you, you young people have it easy! I'd like to see you swimming through a layer of ice. I'll not even mention fighting off the piranha and crocodiles!

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wow 500 for a warm up? My varsity team swims 200skips for our warm ups, which is a 1000. We usually swim about 4000yards a practice. But we also have 3hr practices including running. But really OP puke in swimming a 400? That's sad.

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"oh my gawd only 400? I used to do blah blah blah." no one gives a shit bro because some people are not as good as you. I swim all the time and I know no one gives a shit so just say "ewwww"

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400? seriously? you're pathetic, you know that? I do a 900 for a warmup and I'm not even in the American athletics system. heck, our main set (not including the warmup) racks up to about... 10k meters. meters, not yards.

Hmmm.....I can't really tell who's at fault here. Sure, the darling felt sick, but if the coach wouldn't let them stop....hmmm.... this is one where I just cannot vote on it without more details.

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I used to be trained for racing swimming and all the coaches I ever knew - if you told them you felt really sick they wouldn't force you to do anything! In fact, they'd probably send you home!

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Personally I don't think it's fault. It COULD be OPs fault if they provided extra information i.e. they ate a large meal before, they tried to make themselves sick etc.

This is a lie. You do not have to drain pools. As a person that works at a pool and knows the health code it would be scooped out and the chlorine and PH would be tested. Depending at the levels it would be closed for 19-30min.

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I agree with said above about bullshit with draining the pool. and as a competitive swimmer for 6 1/2 years now I ask how the hell do you get sick after only 400 meters???

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yeah, I work at a pool and I understand that the only time a pool gets drained is when there has been diarrhea, or something that is so runny that cannot be scooped out... AND had spread like crazy already.

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I call Bulls#*t. As a swimmer for over 30 years and a lifeguard for 18, I know for a fact they don't "drain" a pool for bodily fluids. Not vomit; not shit; not anything. And getting sick from a measly 400?! What kind of crap is that?

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It could be that the OP didn't have much solid food, or it had been well digested by the time OP threw up - making it primarily liquid, and then having to drain the pool. We shall never know. I'll give OP benefit of the doubt, so FYL OP.

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Agreed, I was a lifeguard for over ten years... They scoop it out and then add chlorine. On really busy days we used to go for a swim with tootsie rolls in our mouth so they would have to close the pool for a hot second. Having 2000 people in a pool area with 6 guards can be a bit overwhelming.

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