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Water Tight

by | 28th, November 2003

‘OI! No dunking! No petting! No ball games! No bombing! No diving. No glasses! No crocodiles! No food! No to anything other than swimming up and down in neat straight lines.

Oi! No inflatables!

It’s little wonder that Britain hasn’t had many Olympic swimming champions with rules like that.

However, things have begun to look better of late, ever since swimmers began to wear thongs to the pool.

But, as the Times reports, that too is about to end, banished under the rule that stipulates ‘No perving’.

Thirty years after the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management issued the pool rules, changes are to be made.

Too much jewellery, body piercings and lane rage – overtaking people who are drowning in an aggressive manner – are all verboten.

But the real thrust is against the increased popularity of thongs, which, the Times says, are “putting swimmers of their stroke”.

Although teenage boys are doing just fine…’

Posted: 28th, November 2003 | In: Broadsheets Comment | TrackBack | Permalink