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Glamour In The Pool | Becky Smith’s Masters Swimming Weblog


As a Masters swimmer with Perry Beeches SC, a swimming trainer and coach, Becky Smith spends loads of time each poolside and within the water. With a historical past of working within the cosmetics trade, Becky lets us know why she at all times has time for a little bit of glamour within the pool.

Glamour within the pool

Have you ever ever been happy together with your efficiency however not together with your look? Nicely, I definitely have.

Most of the time, I’ll go to a ‘Masters’ coaching session instantly after teaching the youngsters, speeding to get pool prepared, the coach telling me to rush up for lacking a part of the nice and cozy up. I hardly had sufficient time to get my make-up off.

So when coaching finishes and I enter the altering room, I’m often horrified with my post-training look within the mirror!

Mascara operating down my face, large black panda eyes, lipstick disappeared and the dreaded goggle marks that make me look even older than I’m and take an age to vanish and fade away. I in all probability take a look at least 10 years older than I really am!

That’s after I thought certainly simply because I’m a swimmer it doesn’t imply I can’t be waterproof.

I bear in mind after I was a child, coaching 4 hours a day, make-up was by no means seen on poolside. My hair was bleached blonde, the sort of hair you couldn’t do something with – tom boy involves thoughts – however I didn’t give it a second thought. I used to be a swimmer and nothing else mattered.

Now although as I’m getting older and having labored for some time inside the cosmetics trade, I’m a type of ladies that loves make-up and am infrequently with out it.

Why shouldn’t I put on make-up within the pool?

I don’t thoughts admitting that I don’t just like the ‘naked’ look and don’t see why I can’t put on some make-up on the pool!

Now many high athletes are competing with a full face of make-up on, nails performed, and looking out glam so why can’t we swimmers do the identical? I do know it’s not going to enhance our efficiency nevertheless it may make a few of us really feel a bit of extra glamorous within the pool.

There are numerous issues we will do to really feel that bit extra glam if we wish. Firstly, the swimming costumes on sale in the present day are positively large trend statements on their very own.

From the glittery sort, shiny and vibrant, to the animal prints, the selection is countless. The cuts too; so many. So it doesn’t matter what dimension we’re or whether or not it’s for racing or coaching, there’s a glam look costume to go well with everybody.

Then there’s our swimming caps (I hated carrying these as they by no means seemed engaging!), however now with such an enormous alternative of colors and designs they’ll really complement our costumes.

Possibly a few of us additionally need to put on a little bit of make-up within the pool. I do, however with so many merchandise on the market stating they’re waterproof, it’s exhausting to know which really actually cease on.

Some individuals like that little little bit of color on their lips too (I do), nevertheless it’s exhausting to discover a lipstick that stays on. Most lipsticks come off inside seconds of being within the pool, or find yourself on the tip of a ingesting bottle!

One of the simplest ways to search out out your favorite is simply to offer some a strive! I’ve tried loads and now have my agency favourites.

I can’t end with out mentioning nails although; when speaking about ‘glam within the pool’, manicured nails are a should. So many girls get their nails performed in the present day because it’s a trend assertion on their very own.

So girls…..can we glance glam within the pool if we need to?

The reply is sure!