It is common practice at swimming halls that all children and adults shower before swimming without their swim clothes and use soap. Girls and boys have separate changing rooms. This practice supports good hygiene practices. This may be a new practice for your child/family. Children and adults alike may find this requirement to be outside of their comfort zone. However, it is an essential part of the swimming rules and programme. If your child finds this uncomfortable, reassure them that this is common practice, reinforce the importance of good hygiene, or take them for a practice run to a swimming hall in your neighbourhood.