Acceptable swimming pool etiquette while in Kenya on safari
What are the acceptable swimming pool etiquette while in Kenya on safari? Most of the lodges in Kenya do possess swimming pools. However, in a recent study, it has shown that the majority of travelers don’t exactly know what they are required to do when swimming, and thus, today we will talk about the etiquette that you should carry on with when swimming in Kenya.
The majority of the time, the lodging you pick for your trip will offer a swimming pool. If not, the pool might be a natural pool that you came upon while traveling. Whatever the situation may be, there are some guidelines and suggestions that, if followed, will ensure that you and other swimmers have a pleasant swimming experience. Please try to stick to the following habitats and acceptable swimming pool etiquette while in Kenya on safari or at any destination;
Use the restroom first: This is especially important while swimming with youngsters. Most individuals believe that taking a leak in the pool is OK since no one will notice and the water is treated. However, because some of this water will enter your body through your eyes, lips, and ears, it is extremely unsanitary.
Keep your stuff secure: Since you won’t be going into the water with them, make sure they’re well-protected. Some pools provide lockers for their patrons. If this is not a possibility, you may check your belongings in at the front desk and be certain that they will be secure.
Littering is prohibited: It goes without saying that you should not litter near or in the pool. Do not toss anything into the pool water, whether it’s a fast snack or garbage you need to get rid of. Given how many other individuals use the pool, it is neither safe nor considerate.
Check that you have the proper swimming attire: Most, if not all, swimming pools require you to have the proper swimming attire. Swimming costumes may be found in almost all sports stores, boutiques, supermarkets, and general clothing stores across the world. To avoid getting undressed in the water, make sure the costume fits properly. Swimming with the proper equipment also allows you to enjoy the experience. Swimming in a naked state is frequently illegal and punishable.
Swimming is intended to be both an exercise and a pleasure sport, so enjoy it accordingly: As a result, make sure you have fun while doing so. If you’re a rookie, take precautions like wearing a floating tube, remaining close to the walls, and notifying a lifesaver to keep an eye on you.
You must wear a swimming cap: However, this is not a requirement. Wearing a swimming hat is advised if you have oily hair or if you have a medical issue with your scalp. This will prevent you from being injured by the water in any way. In the event that the ailment is communicable, you will also be containing it.
Before you go swimming, make sure you shower: Most individuals omit this step out of ignorance or assumption. A fast cold shower not only wipes away any loose debris, but it also acclimates you to the pool’s temps. As a result, your body will not be shocked by a fast temperature shift.
Almost all public swimming pools in Kenya have a plainly worded set of commandments with age-old rules for pool users posted at the entry. The most prevalent of these guidelines is one that absolves the management of any culpability in the event of an injury and another that gives ultimate authority to the on-duty lifeguard. Needless to say, we Kenyans despise regulations so much that you’d think they were written into our national song. We’ve put up a list of safety precautions to help you have a safe swim.
We feel that safe swimming is a crucial skill for each swimmer. Keep an eye on this space for more swimming safety ideas for your kids.