And Now You Know: Why Divers Always Shower

As we have watched the Olympics, we’ve all wondered why the divers always take a quick shower with their clothes in tact (in front of oh so many people) immediately after getting out of the water. Like many, I had come to the conclusion that they do so because of the chlorine in the swimming pool. I just read an article, however, on Yahoo! that informed me that the divers do so:

“to keep their muscles warm after getting out of the pool. The temperature of the pool water and the air are usually different (the pool is usually around 80 degrees, with the air temperature between 68 and 72 degrees). This difference can cause muscle tightness. To combat this, divers warm up in either the showers or a hot tub.”

And so now you know.

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