Speedos in France!!!

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  1. brodie

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    Hi All

    I have just received our travel pack from Select Sites for our forthcoming trip to France. On reading all the info I am mortified to see that French regulations now stipulate that shorts are not allowed in the pools and that speedos/trunks must be worn!!!

    Oh god, Rich is going to hit the roof!! :cry::cry::cry: There is not a hope in hell that he will wear them. How am I going to break this one to him?

    I specifically booked this site as it permitted shorts and I know some sites have had this rule for some time. Has anyone come across this and have you just bitten the bullet and worn them or do you refrain from using the pool (which I am suspecting will be the answer I will get from Rich).

    Vik
     
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    Oh dear:Eek!:
    If everybody has to wear them , then everyone will be in the same boat, or should i say speedos !
    I'd make sure you take a cheap pair, just incase , you can guarantee the site shop will be selling them at a premium.
    Just tell him there will always be someone bigger/older than him :Blush:
    not to let it bother him. Just remember the camera:Laughing:
    Bev
     
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    Ive only ever stayed on one campsite in France that had a pool and they had that rule. I have no idea why. Anyway I just ignored it and went in the pool with shorts on. Nobody cared.
     
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    Well you could try subtle - "Darling I thought you'd look great in these".

    Or not so subtle - "Hey, gut bucket, you're in trouble.".
     
  5. brodie

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    Just had a thought, I bought him a sequined thong for xmas (as a joke of course) & the kids seriously think he will be wearing it on hols. Our 4 year old even told all the nursery staff about it & they asked him when he went to pick her up:Blush:.

    So he may have to get it out saves buying a pair:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    The reason we were given is that shorts remove a lot of water from the pool when you get out which has to be replaced. Something along the lines of the signs you see in hotels in Spain asking you to refrain from having your towels laundered every day to conserve water.
     
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    AFAIK .. it's a hygiene issue, to stop people from going in with cut-off jeans or shorts that they may have been wearing all day before arriving at the pool ..

    I think it's a good rule...
     
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    I don't....no shorts means no hubby in pool which means me in the pool supervising the kids all day. He is only coming along to babysit the kids you know - oh and to drive:Laughing:

    Don't take offence but they are a kinda older guys attire aren't they or if you are an Italian stallion that would be ok. Not for a 30 something English guy, it's not a good look.

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I too think that they are a good idea.

    As Jim said the reason given is hygien and its a valid point.

    People wander around all day and night in a pair of shorts and then jump into a swimming pool with all sorts of stuff clinging to their shorts.

    With swimming trunks you put them on clean, then jump into the pool. When you get out you take them off and put something else on (or not as the case may be :Eek!:).

    I thought that I wouldn't be able to wear them but I felt better than I normally do in a pair of shorts.

    Jim
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    errr no.. there is a clue in the title :Doh:

    You don't have to wear branded Speedos
     
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    Tandy, do you mean the outfit in the bottom left hand corner, very fetching.
    Jim
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  13. brodie

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    Hi

    They look ok thanks for the info on them, will save that one as my ace card :Laughing:

    I can't agree on the hygiene reason though, you will be banning swimming nappies next for babies & toddlers, what they hold is more than a bit of dust!!!! Plus isn't that what they have the chemicals for?

    The other thing is you pay a premium to go on a site with a pool & I would have thought that premium is for the upkeep/maintenance of it?
     
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    It is, but there has to be some line drawn as to what clothing is allowed.. and a no shorts ban makes it easy to police. As Jim said, it ensures people change and shower BEFORE entering the pool .

    Can you imagine going to your local pool with jeans and t shirt on and being allowed to use the pool without changing and showering or having long hair and not wearing a bathing cap ?
     
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    I would think that someone wearing jeans & t-shirt trying to enter the pool would be easy enough for someone to police:Rofl1:. I've been on a fair few holidays over the years and have only ever seen people in the pool fully clothed in the early hours of the morning.

    I'm talking the difference between a pair of SWIMMING SHORTS and a pair of speedos/trunks.

    Both my girls have long hair 3/4 down their backs and have swimming lessons the youngest twice a week and have never been asked to wear a swimming cap!
     
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    There is nothing wrong per se with swimming shorts.. each to their own, the reason for the No Shorts rule is to prevent the great unwashed who wear them all week from going into the pool without changing.
     
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    Some of the camp sites in France insist that women wear bathing caps, again for reasons of hygiene.

    Jim
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    You are both right (the 2 Jims that is!)

    Shorts are forbidden and have been for at least 10 years now only for hygienic reasons and i do agree with that rule! There's nothing more disgusting than unwashed people having a bath in their shorts, worn sometimes for a whole week non stop! Same thing for the swimming caps! and beleive me , happy or not rules are obeyed or made so by the staff in municipal pools.
    Now i suppose that in campsites the manager decides! And if he decides no shorts , you'll be very lucky if you're not thrown out of the pool trying to wear shorts! Now it's up to you!:Wink::BigGrin:

    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile::Smile:
     
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    Good idea about the swim trunks re hygiene, that is until someone p**s in the pool then all hygiene rules are worthless. Two ee's or oo's can be put where the ** are.
     
  20. brodie

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    Wonder if my 19 month old p**s/p**s in his swimming nappy whether he will get thrown out!!!!

    Bit of a pointless rule really.

    Don't forget the people who take their babies/toddlers in without said nappy and not trained! I've seen that loads surely that is more unhygienic?
     
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