Why do Olympic divers shower immediately after a dive?

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  1. Seb

    Seb Puritan Board Junior

    This question has bugged me every year that I've watched the Summer games. I thought I'd share what I found for anyone else who gets useless questions stuck in their head: :gpl:

    From: The mystery of the showering divers - Fourth-Place Medal - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports

    I know the surface temperature of skin is usually around 87 degrees, so that answer makes sense, except that the girl divers sure seem to focus on rinsing their hair an awful lot. :detective:
  2. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    Interesting. I figured it was to keep the chlorine from damaging their hair and irritating their eyes, but the warmth makes sense.
  3. govols

    govols Puritan Board Junior

    Man, I was way off, I thought it was b/c yah never know when someone pees in the pool.
  4. Seb

    Seb Puritan Board Junior


    I thought the same thing and my wife thought it was to get the chlorine out of their hair.
  5. N. Eshelman

    N. Eshelman Puritan Board Senior

    I thought it was too keep the steroids off their skin that leaked out of their pours. Guess I was wrong too.
  6. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm not surprised that they do. After all, they let frenchmen swim in that pool! :lol:

    <Ducking and running before Andrew sees this>
  7. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Grrr! :p
  8. matt01

    matt01 Puritan Board Senior

    I would have guessed that the pool, like any public pool, was dirty. It seems we were all wrong.
  9. ColdSilverMoon

    ColdSilverMoon Puritan Board Senior

    That's only the Chinese divers....
  10. Presbyterian Deacon

    Presbyterian Deacon Puritan Board Graduate

    :lol: :eek:
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