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As mentioned in other answers, the rules against shorts should be understood as rules against normal clothing, so you can't just jump in with the clothes you were wearing when outside the pool. But swim trunks are very common for recreational swimmers. An example of the dresscode of a random public pool in Belgium explains what I mean (these are the allowed ...


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Pools in Japan are usually divided in two sections: lanes running the length of the pool for "serious" swimmers, and a general section for everybody else (including children etc). In the "serious" lanes, all you're allowed to do is swim up and down the lane at the same speed as others in that lane, which are typically physically marked with lane ropes. ...


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Different European countries, and often pools, set different rules. I live in the Netherlands and in the pools here there are no rules on what you can wear, as long as it is swimming gear and not underwear. When I swim the competition team is also training and all of them wear tight Speedo and Adidas swimgear, male as well as females. As that is something ...


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As Willeke notes, the specific rules may vary between pools (and possibly regions), but in my experience, anything that clearly looks like swimwear, as opposed to underwear (or, worse yet, streetwear) will likely be acceptable. If in doubt, just go to your local pool and ask. I'm sure the staff can explain what they consider acceptable swim attire. Or, ...


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The reason is relatively straightforward: June - September is Monsoon time, the prevailing wind switches from southeast to southwest and brings massive amounts of rain and humidity. Goa is on the western coast of India, so the resulting wave heights are significantly greater and the waves are much more forceful. This means that both the waves and the ...


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Acording to this surfing site, which claims to have up-to-date and historical statistics about water temperature, the water is supposed to be warm enough (according to your definition) from June to October. I'm linking below the image of the sea temperature range in Barceloneta (one of Barcelona's beaches) to save it for future readers:


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This site (in French) shows 11 bathing spots in Touraine on an interactive map. These include reservoirs (plans d'eau), converted quarries, riverside beaches, as well as lakes. Here is another interesting page (in French) from the departmental website, showing swimmable areas in Touraine. Lastly according to this other website, the closest swimming location ...


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Here in London, loose-fitting swimming shorts - what the article you linked to calls 'trunks' or 'boardshorts' - are the norm for adult males. Be aware that in British English - or here in London at least - 'swimming trunks' or 'trunks' means the item of clothing that the article you linked to calls 'swim briefs' or 'speedos' - i.e. budgie smugglers. A ...


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After doing a web search, most of the seasonal references to Goa during the "off season" months (which are the monsoon months) are discussing the heavy waves and more constant and stronger on-shore wind. Coupled with the rains of the monsoon and the normal oceanic issues (rip tide, etc) and the ocean is usually marked off limits. While some (younger) ...


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I just want to add another point that I haven't seen mentioned yet: In a wet suit, your body will really warm up when moving. It strongly depends on the material and thickness, but the type (neoprene, soft-shell) that scubadivers, sailors, surfers, etc... use are truely overkill for a public swimming pool. They are meant for temperatures of at most 20°C. ...


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In my answer below, I use the Nagai Park swimming pool as a reference, but I think it is almost identical to other swimming pools in Japan. It is totally not allowed to swim in any direction parallel to the width of the pool. Almost the same as what was already mentioned by @jpatokal in his answer, each lane has its own purpose (probably scheduled ...


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The Bostalsee and the Losheimer See are indeed nice spots. But you may also consider a trip across the border to Remerschen. There are lakes where swimming is legal and safe. From Saarbrücken it is a 45 minutes drive. More or less the same as if you drive to the Bostalsee or the Losheimer See. Depending on where you live in the Saarland, Remerschen might ...


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TL;DR: There is no problem taking a bath there, unless you run into some private people who think it's a bad idea personally. Long version: The question is if the well is on public land or not. Let's try to locate it and see: The pool the Wikipedia page refers to belongs to a completely different church (St Mary-in-the-Castle Church) and is in a ...


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The monsoon rains generally do not start until the end of May in that part of the world. What this means for you is that, the ocean on the western side of Sri Lanka is generally calm until June. So, I would say any beaches in and around Colombo or below would be great to check out. As a bonus, you might be able to do some "blue whale" watching, if you go to ...


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Places like that you change in your room and wear a bathrobe or shirt or sarong or just simply wrap your towel around you. Do the same when you head back to your room, though drying off a bit before leaving the pool area is a polite thing to do ;-)


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Well, you have nailed it pretty well because Saarland is the smallest non-city state in Germany and there are not many lakes. Bostalsee in 66625 Nohfelden. Very nice lake with several smaller lakes in vicinity. Stausee Losheim in 66679 Losheim am See. River quality has improved so much that bathing and swimming should be no problem, even in the Saar. ...


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Of the swimming pools I can easily find instructions for, a couple have the same kind of rules as Roesalare that @Jan-Fabry mentions. The St Niklaas rules seem helpful, since they show a picture of 'tight' swimming trunks with no pockets, which presumably successfully address the hygiene concern.


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Purely speculation, but maybe it's what's under the water. In Japan, east-coast beaches close in September. The waves are no problem, there are very few rip currents, but there are a lot of jellyfish in the fall.



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