Any how, YES, guys do wear speedos here. Old, young, skinny and large, doesn't really matter. Speedos are normal. I was going to take a few photos to post, but decided against it as I didn't want the German lifeguards coming after me and confiscating my phone. But if I can snap a few pics discretely, I will post them later. ;o)
In addition, everyone wears swim caps. They are required. Let me tell you, this makes a huge difference in the overall pool quality. You don't find hair floating around as is the norm in the States. The pools are kept in immaculate condition, I believe largely because the patrons wear swim caps and shower beforehand.
Speaking of pools, they are in every "commune" (think of a county or village). They are a dime a dozen it seems like and each one is in pristine condition. You are not allowed to wear street shoes inside the pool area and at most pools, aren't even allowed on deck unless you're in proper swim attire. The water temperature and chemical levels are constant and don't fluctuate like so many pools I've swam in. I don't know how they do it, but they sure take care of their swimming pools. I love it!
Pool rules: shower & wear a swim cap. No running or chewing gum.
And that about covers it!
Keeping it simple!
Sport is a universal language. It doesn't matter where you come from or what language you speak. You can hop in a pool, pick up a tennis racket, go to the football field or play a round of golf. Sport connects people. It's a common denominator.
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