25 Jun 2007 14:31:19
The Space Boss
sun screen question

WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
PROTECT ME?



25 Jun 2007 21:41:45
MW Smith
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 25, 11:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> PROTECT ME?

The water doesn't protect you. Whether you need sunscreen depends on
the sensitivity of your skin and the length of time you will be in the
sun, and the time of day. If you are swimming in the early morning or
evening, I wouldn't worry about it.



26 Jun 2007 01:15:28
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 26, 5:41 am, MW Smith <clipper.sm...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jun 25, 11:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> > SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> > PROTECT ME?
>
> The water doesn't protect you. Whether you need sunscreen depends on
> the sensitivity of your skin and the length of time you will be in the
> sun, and the time of day. If you are swimming in the early morning or
> evening, I wouldn't worry about it.

True....and a few to add. The water will protect you if you go deep
enough for long enough. If you're just standing in 5' of water, the
sun will reflect off the water and increase your likelihood of sunburn
on your face. Also depends on local conditions; some places with lots
of sunshine provide a 'UV' rating for the day.

The OP should also stand topless in front of a mirror and decide if
others should see what he sees.

Maybe wear a T shirt? ; >)

GDS

"Let's roll!"




26 Jun 2007 01:36:24
Shuurai
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> PROTECT ME?

The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
to be out in the sun.

Can't you ask your mom this stuff?



26 Jun 2007 10:01:16
Fraser Johnston
Re: sun screen question


"Shuurai" <Shuurai11@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1182821784.721367.168990@c77g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
>> SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
>> PROTECT ME?
>
> The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
> to be out in the sun.
>
> Can't you ask your mom this stuff?

I always wear a rashie when I swim. Bloody sun screen lasts about 2 seconds
before it washes off.

Fraser




26 Jun 2007 02:31:28
Shuurai
Re: sun screen question


> > The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
> > to be out in the sun.
>
> > Can't you ask your mom this stuff?
>
> I always wear a rashie when I swim. Bloody sun screen lasts about 2 seconds
> before it washes off.

I've always had good luck with Coppertone Sport - it lasts a good
while.





25 Jun 2007 19:33:11
The Space Boss
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 25, 7:01 pm, "Fraser Johnston" <fra...@jcis.com.au > wrote:
> "Shuurai" <Shuura...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1182821784.721367.168990@c77g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
> >> WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> >> SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> >> PROTECT ME?
>
> > The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
> > to be out in the sun.
>
> I always wear a rashie when I swim. Bloody sun screen lasts
> about 2 seconds before it washes off.

What is a rashie?




25 Jun 2007 19:36:30
The Space Boss
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 25, 6:36 pm, Shuurai <Shuura...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> > SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> > PROTECT ME?
>
> The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
> to be out in the sun.

When I swim laps, my back is underwater (I think),
except for my shoulders. That's why I asked.

Doesn't water absorb sun rays?

> Can't you ask your mom this stuff?

She doesn't know too much about science.



25 Jun 2007 22:40:16
Robert W. McAdams
Re: sun screen question

Fraser Johnston wrote:
> "Shuurai" <Shuurai11@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1182821784.721367.168990@c77g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
>
>>On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
>>>SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
>>>PROTECT ME?
>>
>>The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
>>to be out in the sun.
>>
>>Can't you ask your mom this stuff?
>
>
> I always wear a rashie when I swim. Bloody sun screen lasts about 2 seconds
> before it washes off.
>
> Fraser

Only if you use the wrong kind of sunscreen. SolarMax, for example, is
an alcohol-based sunscreen that washes off with soap and water, but not
just with water.


Bob



26 Jun 2007 02:42:40
Shuurai
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 25, 10:36 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On Jun 25, 6:36 pm, Shuurai <Shuura...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > > WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> > > SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> > > PROTECT ME?
>
> > The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
> > to be out in the sun.
>
> When I swim laps, my back is underwater (I think),
> except for my shoulders. That's why I asked.

The water won't protect you; wear sunscreen. Get the waterproof kind.

> Doesn't water absorb sun rays?

Some.

> > Can't you ask your mom this stuff?
>
> She doesn't know too much about science.

You've probably already got cancer.



26 Jun 2007 11:10:10
Fraser Johnston
Re: sun screen question


"The Space Boss" <dr_smith_666@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1182825191.547347.129320@i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 25, 7:01 pm, "Fraser Johnston" <fra...@jcis.com.au> wrote:
>> "Shuurai" <Shuura...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1182821784.721367.168990@c77g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
>> >> WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
>> >> SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
>> >> PROTECT ME?
>>
>> > The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
>> > to be out in the sun.
>>
>> I always wear a rashie when I swim. Bloody sun screen lasts
>> about 2 seconds before it washes off.
>
> What is a rashie?

A rash guard. It is like a tight fitting nylon t shirt that you wear under a
wet suit. Google for it and you will find a million of them online.

Fraser




26 Jun 2007 13:12:38
Dan Winsor
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> PROTECT ME?

Just for you, I'll tell you a secret for good sun protection. Get a
can of gasoline and apply it liberally all over your body. Then to
test how great this sun protecion is, get a magnifying glass and
really focus a beam of sunlight onto a part of your body...

--
Dan Winsor

Soy un poco loco en el coco.



26 Jun 2007 21:30:49
Mark Goldberg
Re: sun screen question

Shuurai wrote:
>>>The water isn't going to protect you. Use sunscreen if you're going
>>>to be out in the sun.
>>
>>>Can't you ask your mom this stuff?
>>
>>I always wear a rashie when I swim. Bloody sun screen lasts about 2 seconds
>>before it washes off.
>
>
> I've always had good luck with Coppertone Sport - it lasts a good
> while.
>
>
>
a long sleeved white tee shirt is about SP 60 :^)

Mark


27 Jun 2007 02:47:37
Jeff
Re: sun screen question

GreenDistantStar@gmail.com wrote:
<... >
> The OP should also stand topless in front of a mirror and decide if
> others should see what he sees.

How do you know the OP is male?

Or do you think this is a nude pool? ;-)

Jeff

> Maybe wear a T shirt? ;>)
>
> GDS
>
> "Let's roll!"
>
>


27 Jun 2007 03:26:47
The Space Boss
Re: sun screen question

On Jun 26, 6:12 am, Dan Winsor <dan.win...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jun 25, 5:31 pm, The Space Boss <dr_smith_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > WHEN I SWIM IN AN OUTDOOR POOL, DO I NEED
> > SUN SCREEN ON MY BACK? OR DOES THE WATER
> > PROTECT ME?
>
> Just for you, I'll tell you a secret for good sun
> protection. Get a can of gasoline and apply it
> liberally all over your body.

Gasoline for sun screen while swimming?
Is that because water and oil don't mix?

What about polluting the water? I don't
think the managers will be too happy about that.

> Then to test how great this sun protecion is, get
> a magnifying glass and
> really focus a beam of sunlight onto a part of your body...

oh yeah, like we used to fry ants when I was
a kid, that was fun.