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Let’s put this old wives’ tale to rest once and for all. No, you don’t have to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim. The theory was that, after eating, the process of digestion would divert blood flow away from extremities – causing leg cramps, which could lead to drowning. But the truth is: Eating lunch and then jumping in the pool won’t cause any problems.