Can I go swimming with a tampon or pad?

Yes, but you’ll need to use a tampon

Yes, you’ll need to use a tampon if you want to go swimming rather than a pad. So if you wanted to use your period as an excuse to get out of PE, bad luck. In fact, staying active can actually help reduce cramps! It’s best to insert a fresh tampon just before you go swimming and then change it once you’re out of the water.