Whilst Artistic Swimming is a wonderful way to increase physical and emotional wellbeing, we know that sometimes things can make that a bit harder.
Wellbeing during periods
One of the things that can worry people is what to do when they have a period. So here are answers to some potential questions:
Can I come to synchro when I have my period?
Yes, there are several methods you can use to stop the blood flowing out into the pool:- tampons, menstrual cups and period swim wear.
What happens if my period starts during a training session or at a competition?
The team manager will have a supply of sanitary products you can use or there should be some in the ladies toilet or you can ask one of your friends.
Who can I talk to about periods and the pool?
The coaches, poolside helpers, the girls in the junior team, your parents and friends
Remember everyone has gone/will go through this so you are not alone. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help at any time. It’s worth getting some products so that you can familiarise yourself with the instructions.