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Swimming Pool Dress Codes

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My daughter and I were asked to leave a public pool yesterday because she was wearing a swim top with long sleeves (aka: rash guard). Her bottoms were typical bikini bottoms. This is a suit I bought for the beach and outdoor pools for sun protection.

Is there a legit explanation, or is it just another Swiss rule without reason?

Would love to hear explanations and similar experiences.

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Old 02.11.2017, 10:24
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

It must depend on the swimming pool (and possibly the age of the pool/filter system).

Our local pool allows the long sleeved tops but some don't, and included in that are restrictions on enormous surfer shorts and other large-fabric swimwear.
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

In French:
https://www.24heures.ch/vaud-regions...story/21267306
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

Definitely not a Swiss-wide rule - have seen full (religious) dress in at least one pool in Zurich.
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Is there a legit explanation, or is it just another Swiss rule without reason?
Swiss rule? No.

But one would assume that one would ask why it is not allowed in that particular pool and what the guidelines regarding swim wear is at the location.

So what did they tell you and how did the pool guard/management justify it?
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Hello All,
My daughter and I were asked to leave a public pool yesterday because she was wearing a swim top with long sleeves (aka: rash guard). Her bottoms were typical bikini bottoms. This is a suit I bought for the beach and outdoor pools for sun protection.

Is there a legit explanation, or is it just another Swiss rule without reason?

Would love to hear explanations and similar experiences.

Thank you
What was their explanation for asking you to leave?
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

At least in France, they've insisted that only Speedo-style suits are acceptable for men. Their rationale is that that anything that looks like shorts might be worn outside the swimming environment and is therefore dirty/unhygienic.

I comply, but make sure that I pee in the pool out of spite.
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At least in France, they've insisted that only Speedo-style suits are acceptable for men. Their rationale is that that anything that looks like shorts might be worn outside the swimming environment and is therefore dirty/unhygienic.

I comply, but make sure that I pee in the pool out of spite.
And this is one of many reasons why I have never been very big on community pools
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

I have been told that one main textile issues is the type of fabric. Proper Lycra swimming-costume material gives of fewer threads or mini-fragments than, for example, cotton. Pool lifeguards who are keen to protect the pool's filter system, or at least reduce the maintenance, will send people away who are wearing the wrong type of fabric. No cotton T-Shirts allowed, for example, and not all synthetic fibres qualify, either.

Another issue is very voluminous garments. Depending on the filtration system, there might be a possible danger that those big, baggy shorts, or that burkini, could get sucked into the mechanism, dragging the wearer down in the process, which is a risk of drowning. In other pools with a different system, this may not be a consideration at all.

A third issue is whatever is considered "proper" and "decent". This is subjective, of course, and can have something do to with how transparent or revealing a garment is, even if, ostensibly, it covers the skin. I have witnessed a lifeguard send a woman out. She was wearing a very thin, rather see-thru white bikini. I've also seen a man in a very cut-away thong being sent out.
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

I wonder does this cause struggles for those who only wear natural fibres and the likes?
On the topic of street clothes worn into a pool, how would they know if my mankini wasn't last employed for a rather gruelling stag night?
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

The answer is in the article quoted by Mica
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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

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At least in France, they've insisted that only Speedo-style suits are acceptable for men.
Been likes that for decades. Then again, going back thirty years or so that's what all men wore anyway.

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At least in France, they've insisted that only Speedo-style suits are acceptable for men. Their rationale is that that anything that looks like shorts might be worn outside the swimming environment and is therefore dirty/unhygienic.
It's a reasonable point, though, don't you think?

I've never understood the modern British and American reluctance to wear normal swimming trunks. Is it just somehow that men are afraid their willy size will be judged and deemed too small? And if so, by whom?
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This is a suit I bought for the beach and outdoor pools for sun protection.
I doubt she'll get to use them in outdoor pools in Lausanne.
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But one would assume that one would ask why it is not allowed in that particular pool and what the guidelines regarding swim wear is at the location.
That requires command of the local language. Given that OP doesn't already know the info contained in Mica's link that's probably asking too much.
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At least in France, they've insisted that only Speedo-style suits are acceptable for men.
My Speedos look similare to this:





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That requires command of the local language. Given that OP doesn't already know the info contained in Mica's link that's probably asking too much.
O.k. from the article:

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The Lausanne Bellerive Pool rules states that it is "prohibited to access the pool in non-aquatic sportswear". Men can only swim in "swimwear or bathing shorts that do not go below their knees". For women, whose "outfits must not extend beyond the elbows and knees, only one-piece or two-piece jerseys are permitted". In the Lausanne pools, all other suits - capri pants, diving suit, underwear under the swimsuit, T-shirt and burkini - are therefore prohibited.
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This prohibition is due to health and safety issues. In the event of cardiorespiratory arrest, in case of a burkini wearer it would take an extra three minutes, which is long. In terms of hygiene, the more tissue surface area in the basins, the more chlorine to disinfect."
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"How I think I look:"



"How I really look:"

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Re: Swimming Pool Dress Codes

What a bloody joke.


My kids wear factor 50 SPF swimsuits that cover them as much as possible and are advocated by many authorities, as well as ploughing on high factor sunscreen.


I do not see a hygiene or safety reason that trumps protecting against skin cancer and modesty.


I wear swim shorts down to my knees (and I'm female)....


Who has time to trim and tuck with two little ones, in order to put a biklini on Also, speedo's are just wrong for a man or woman.
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What a bloody joke.


My kids wear factor 50 SPF swimsuits that cover them as much as possible and are advocated by many authorities, as well as ploughing on high factor sunscreen.


I do not see a hygiene or safety reason that trumps protecting against skin cancer and modesty.


I wear swim shorts down to my knees (and I'm female)....


Who has time to trim and tuck with two little ones, in order to put a biklini on Also, speedo's are just wrong for a man or woman.
But wasn´t OP´s question related to an indoor pool?
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Swiss rule? No.

But one would assume that one would ask why it is not allowed in that particular pool and what the guidelines regarding swim wear is at the location.

So what did they tell you and how did the pool guard/management justify it?
There was no justification given besides, "It's the rule."
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I doubt she'll get to use them in outdoor pools in Lausanne.

That requires command of the local language. Given that OP doesn't already know the info contained in Mica's link that's probably asking too much.
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