You know when you purchase underwear, swimming costumes, jewellery, these are items you cannot return for hygiene reasons because when an item has come in contact with some body parts then that is a taboo.

I’ve learned that snorkels need to be sterilised after use from our brilliant head coach and that definitely has reduced the sore throat feeling but now I am going on about the swimming costume dryers we use in some pools.

I am just thinking we are wearing our costumes close to the body and everybody then puts their costume or trunks into the dryer and then the next person and the next person and in the dryer that is where all those germs get exchanged.

So when I come home, I put my costume into a disinfecting solution, as I do not want to put them through a washing machine cycle.