facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Phelps and Lochte admit to pool peeing

Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:49 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps said he agrees with teammate Ryan Lochte that even the world's best swimmers pee in the pool.

Phelps said he and other high-profile swimmers have been known to urinate in the pool, and sees nothing wrong with the action, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

"I think everybody pees in the pool. It's kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. When we're in the water for 2 hours, we don't really get out to pee," Phelps said. "Chlorine kills it so it's not bad."

Phelps made his comments in response to those made by Lochte, who told an interview with Ryan Seacrest that professional swimmers "always" urinate in the pool.

"I think there's just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go," Lochte said.

Lochte confessed to urinating in the water while warming up for Olympic races in London.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Stripper mom of missing child tells cops: 'I have to get on stage'
2
Florida mayor demands police remove man who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
3
Florida woman's search for fido lands her in jail
4
Cash-strapped Chinese man gets caught in money machine
5
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback