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Old 11-20-2010
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My experience is purely anecdotal, but five years ago I estimated that, over 40 years since I first joined a swim team in 10th grade, I'd devoted about 10,000 hours to swimming practice, nearly all in chlorinated pools. Since then I've probably added another 1000 or so hours.
I just returned from a 5-week visit to Asia where at every turn people flattered my ego with comments on how youthful I appear, considering I'll turn 60 in four months.
So at least in my case, swimming in chlorinated pools has not contributed to prematurely aged appearance.

On the other hand I'm quite confident that my telomeres are in unusually good shape.
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