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Is it required to wear swimming caps and speedos(or similar) in the pools in Brussels?

TIA for all answers

B

Before the jokesters come out, let me just quickly add, I understand that you need to wear something...

Jan 25, 2019 09:02
J

Caps are optional if you have no hair.
Swimwear (as in something exclusively used in a pool) is compulsory.

Jan 25, 2019 11:34
anon

In my experience, the rules are specific to each pool, and are also interpreted differently everywhere. You need to look up the rules individually. e.g. some pools require everyone to wear a swim cap (even people with no hair); others don't. Most pools say "shorts" are not allowed, but no pool actually defines what is acceptable.

Jan 25, 2019 12:18
puni

Hi,
Cap can be compulsory or not (I saw on the link below that in Brussels pools you need a swimming cap in Antwerp normally not). It depends on the pool, some pools allow just to tie your long hair. For females one or two piece swimwear and for males mostly briefs or short swim-pants are allowed, in most of the pools male trunks, or longer swim-pants are not allowed. Easiest to figure out is to find the pool's website and read their rules as they can differ a bit.

For Brussels you can also find plenty of info here (if you are talking about City-pools and not private ones) : https://www.brussel.be/zwembaden

Jan 25, 2019 12:34
shortof

Rules are not always specific to each pool, though indeed you are best check each individual pool.
Rules depend on whether a pool is public or private.
Rules depend on whether a pool is in Brussels, Wallonie, or Vlaanderen regions.
I know of NO pool in Belgium which obliges males to wear only speedos.
Caps must be worn in all public pools Brussels and Wallonie.
Rules on caps in private pools in Brussels and Wallonie depend on the owners. Rules on caps in all pools in Vlaanderen depend on the owners / administrators.

Jan 25, 2019 14:20
Drifter

In Sportcity at WSP, swim caps are obligatory.

Jan 25, 2019 18:56
shortof

Of course swim caps are obligatory at Sportcity as it is a public pool in Brussels region! Swim caps or obligatory at all public pools in Brussels.

Jan 25, 2019 23:00
anon

I'd rarely disagree with Shortof, but on this occasion, it's not quite that simple I'm afraid!!!

Calypso (1170 - Bruxelles) is a public pool, but swim caps are only required if you have "mid-length" or "long hair."

"Bonnet obligatoire (cheveux mi-longs et longs)"

http://www.iclub.be/page3.asp?ClubID=28&LG=&PageGroupeID=4708

Jan 26, 2019 10:15