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There was no justification given besides, "It's the rule."
Was anyone else in the pool wearing sun tops?
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Definitely not a Swiss-wide rule - have seen full (religious) dress in at least one pool in Zurich.
I didn't mean Swiss-wide rule so much as that it is merely another groundless rule that exists and is enforced not because it is useful, but merely a because it is something to enforce... i.e.: a typically Swiss rule sort of rule
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I didn't mean Swiss-wide rule so much as that it is merely another groundless rule that exists and is enforced not because it is useful, but merely a because it is something to enforce... i.e.: a typically Swiss rule sort of rule
The rule isn't groundless as has been pointed out in the thread - reasons of hygiene and the effect it can have on the filter system.

The same rule exists in other countries, so it's not just the Swiss.
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

Missed the indoor bit....sorry. I still prefer to have my kids covered as much as possible but then I am a paranoid parent based on bad experiences. I think having a dress code for teenagers and adults is ok, but little bubs should be allowed to wear whatever the parents feel comfortable with.


If necessary, I can send my three year old in the pool without a swim nappy and see how many folks would be happy to swim around with a floater?
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Thank you Mica. This article does provides the pools' reasoning, but the rule is still baseless in terms of logic.
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Irrelevant details. It's Swiss therefor groundless.
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Thank you Mica. This article does provides the pools' reasoning, but the rule is still baseless in terms of logic.
Since when are all rules logical? Talk to the manager of the pool and explain why you want your child to wear that
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What was their explanation for asking you to leave?
The life guard/hall monitor told me my daughter could not be in the pool wearing a long-sleeve top. When I pressed for a reason for that rule, he just shrugged and said, "It's the rule."
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If necessary, I can send my three year old in the pool without a swim nappy and see how many folks would be happy to swim around with a floater?
In my experience (via my son, not me ), the swim nappies are less than useless anyway, and I just resorted to preventative measures by being on the lookout for that familiar look of concentration on his face...
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Since when are all rules logical? Talk to the manager of the pool and explain why you want your child to wear that
It's not a major issue. I'm merely frustratedly curious, not needing resolution. She'll happily wear a tank suit next time.
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Thank you Mica. This article does provides the pools' reasoning, but the rule is still baseless in terms of logic.
To be fair, wearing a sun top in an indoor pool is also "baseless in terms of logic" so I guess you and the life-guard were on an equal footing...
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Why does that matter? Were they, I'm sure they would have been asked to leave as well.
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Why does that matter? Were they, I'm sure they would have been asked to leave as well.
Then all is good. It is a difference if a rule is enforced universally or just randomly. Now you know the rules. Leave stuff for outdoor pools/beach at home when you go to an indoor pool and buy a rash guard shirt with short sleeves or some other approved bathing dress your daughter likes.

Will be hard if this is the only bathing dress your kid likes.

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The rule isn't groundless as has been pointed out in the thread - reasons of hygiene and the effect it can have on the filter system.

The same rule exists in other countries, so it's not just the Swiss.
You miss the point of what is meant by a 'Swiss Rule'....
Hygiene and filtration system don't apply to what my daughter was wearing -- a clean, long-sleeve swim top and bikini bottom made of the typical swimsuit material (nylon/spandex).
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It's not a major issue. I'm merely frustratedly curious, not needing resolution. She'll happily wear a tank suit next time.
You probably expected a bit of clemency just for that time, and probably another life guard would have just let you be for that time only. Some are really strict, you had back luck. Next time you know the rules... nothing tragic happened. A bit of pride hurt, but it happens to all of us from time to time.
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To be fair, wearing a sun top in an indoor pool is also "baseless in terms of logic" so I guess you and the life-guard were on an equal footing...
Wow, you really have to get your licks in, hunh? How about the logic of the four-year old liking it and being comfortable in it? I don't blame the lifeguard for being a sheep, just question the rules.
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You miss the point of what is meant by a 'Swiss Rule'....
Hygiene and filtration system don't apply to what my daughter was wearing -- a clean, long-sleeve swim top and bikini bottom made of the typical swimsuit material (nylon/spandex).
Not sure why you are banging on about "Swiss" rule. It's a standard rule. I've seen it in Germany and in France.

Regardless of the minutiae of your daughter's sun top, I assume the rule covers all such large coverings, including oversized swim shorts and t-shirts, etc., so, as with most places, they can't start making exceptions otherwise people would take the piss.

Yes, maybe you got an over-officious pool attendant, as greenmount pointed out. Most times you would probably either been told not to wear it again or have been pointed in the direction of the shop to buy a more suitable swimsuit.

It's a bit pointless trying to peg it as a "Swiss" rule, as some pools do allow that kind of swimwear so it varies from pool to pool, city to city. As I said in my earlier post, it can also depend on the age of the pool and its filter system. I believe the older filter systems have to be guarded against large pieces of such fabric.

A modicum of understanding goes a long way...
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Not sure why you are banging on about "Swiss" rule. It's a standard rule. I've seen it in Germany and in France.

Regardless of the minutiae of your daughter's sun top, I assume the rule covers all such large coverings, including oversized swim shorts and t-shirts, etc., so, as with most places, they can't start making exceptions otherwise people would take the piss.

Yes, maybe you got an over-officious pool attendant, as greenmount pointed out. Most times you would probably either been told not to wear it again or have been pointed in the direction of the shop to buy a more suitable swimsuit.

It's a bit pointless trying to peg it as a "Swiss" rule, as some pools do allow that kind of swimwear so it varies from pool to pool, city to city. As I said in my earlier post, it can also depend on the age of the pool and its filter system. I believe the older filter systems have to be guarded against large pieces of such fabric.

A modicum of understanding goes a long way...
Exactly, you don't get it. Seems you just like to talk/type.
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Buy the child a nice new bathing suit and you are done :-)

Or find a swimming pool where the current stuff is allowed.
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You probably expected a bit of clemency just for that time, and probably another life guard would have just let you be for that time only. Some are really strict, you had back luck. Next time you know the rules... nothing tragic happened. A bit of pride hurt, but it happens to all of us from time to time.
Thank you Greenmount, you seem to get it. I'm not going to launch a campaign and picket in front of the pool.... at least, not yet.

Sometimes one has a difficult week culturally. Being unable to explain to my daughter why we had to leave the pool was just another annoying straw with Switzerland. I'll reset soon enough and laugh it off next time.
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