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If I’m in the water swimming, do I still need to drink?

Yes. Many swimmers don’t pay much attention to fluids because they are surrounded by water, however, the environmental conditions of swimming -- warm pool water, warm air temperatures, and high humidity -- can lead to dehydration in less than 30 minutes. Dehydration can hurt the performance of even the most fit swimmer.

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