Swimming is an affordable and popular form of mass sport. You can swim at any age, there are minimum contraindications for swimming in the pool, and the health benefits are huge. However, many are afraid to visit the public pool for fear of catching some kind of infection. How justified are such fears? Is it possible to get something in the public pool? And if so, how to protect yourself from infections as much as possible?
Where is the danger lurking?
Not at all in the water, as many people think. Water in a public pool is constantly disinfected, and the chances of catching an infection through water are low. Continue reading