What Problems Do You Have With Pool Chlorine?


This is a video that our summer associates made showing what swimmers have to say about chlorine.  Also, we asked some of these people to try SwimSpray and report on how it helped with eliminating chlorine.  I think they did a really nice job collecting and compiling this footage.

There is an interesting backstory to these testimonials. . . .  You might notice that the first clip features Ricky Berens on NBC.  In the clip, Ricky notes that he uses SwimSpray to deal with his chlorine problems.  You may also note that he is laughing while he reveals this answer because he was not expecting questions about chlorine.  I mean, seriously, wouldn’t you expect the questions to center around winning gold medals at the London Olympics!?!  The questions for Ricky came from Twitter, where users could “Ask Ricky Berens” whatever they wanted.  Some of our astute friends Tweeted Ricky the questions about chlorine, asking how he deal with all of the chlorine.  Ricky was a great sport and gave SwimSpray a shout out, which was super nice.  Thanks again Ricky!

Dr. Andrew Chadeayne is a Ph.D in Chemistry, Master Swimming National Champion, and the inventor of SwimSpray. Follow him on Twitter @swimspray and fan him Facebook

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8 years ago

Mel, throughout the years I used to complain about a “diminishing tolerance to chlorine”. It seems it’s been killing my gut flora and I developed some sensitivities to foods. (gluten and yeasts -baked- stuff) I’m always tired and I can’t sleep well.
I went for a 2k swim last saturday. When I left the pool my eyes were red, skin itching and reacting. I didn’t sleep that night.
I guess I’m one of those few that love swimming, but our immune systems can’t tolerate chlorine like everybody else.
I gotta stick to swimming in lakes during the summer! 🙂

8 years ago

Leo – Have you tried SwimSpray? I really helps with the problems that you describe.

3 years ago

Personally I don’t have an issue with the chlorine. I am so used to it!
But, I get a LOT of comments like “What smells like chlorine” and “why do you smell like chlorine”…
SCRATCH THAT I have ONE issue with chlorine.
It can damage my vocal chords for up to a month at a time. I could barely talk for a week and a half, let alone sing and cheer at our carnivals and meets haha!

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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