Is it illegal to swim in a public fountain?

I know it’s rude, but is it *illegal*?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Public fountains are for visual effect; I am sure there is signage posted telling people 'no swimming or wading' is allowed in the fountain.  So, if you are seen doing so--and you will be, you are most likely subject to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing, or using publc property for private use...or whatever.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Not unless your BUTT NAKED and FAT AND UGLY doing it.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No. It is highly recommended. Especially if you pee in it.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes it's illegal in almost all places. 

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  • GB
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Most of the ones I have seen, have ponds that are too shallow  for all but a baby or small child to swim in. There also tends to be notices saying you aren't allowed in the water.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I can't even visualize this.  Check local ordinance.  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Short answer: Probably illegal to swim in public fountains designed as art.

    Long answer: If the sign says no swimming and you see no life guard, don't do it.

    Water in fountains usually aren't treated and filtered so it wouldn't be safe to do so;  you risk an amoeba swimming into your ear and eating your brain; then the police will shoot you for disorderly conduct.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's really up to whoever is in charge of the fountain.  In the USA, that would usually be the city, or property owner.  For example, the fountains at our local library are specifically designed for children to play in, as are some in the local parks.

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    • I think this is a great answer, and I had no idea there were fountains that allow kids to play in them!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Did you read anywhere that "It is illegal to swim in a fountain"?& If you did NOT(i never did)then it IS legal & ok to do!BUT your fame will reach many people!You sure you wanna try?Your reputation would be ruined!

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    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      ABSOLUTE BS. Not having read something is illegal isn't even weak evidence it is legal. You literally claimed ignorance of the law invalidates the law.

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