Olympic Champ Michael Phelps Backs Ryan Lochte: Everybody Pees in the Pool

By: Celebuzz / August 6, 2012

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Apparently, it’s all the rage or at least a common practice among Olympic swimmers. Yes, indeed, most swimmers do pee in the pool. At least according to Team USA’s Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

During a recent interviewPhelps admitted that like Lochte he also urinated in the pool. The decorated Olympian, 27, backed up his team mate, 28, and said that most competitive swimmers are guilty of the habit.

So how does Phelps get away with the dirty deed?

“I think everybody pees in the pool,” Phelps told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s kind of a normal thing to do with swimmers. You know, when we’re in the water for two hours we don’t really get out, you know, to pee. We just go whenever we’re on the wall. Chlorine kills it so its not bad.”

Just days before, Lochte, had admitted in a live interview with Ryan Seacrest to breaking the No.1 pool rule and giving new meaning to the term “warm up.”

“Of course,” he said about urinating in the water. “I think there’s just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go. I didn’t during the races, but I sure did in the warm-up.”

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