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how to deal with unwanted attention at the swimming pool

I swim twice a week in a sport complex. My hours are late and the place is almost empty. A few days ago a guy started a chat with me while i was in the sauna. I saw nothing wrong with it, so I maintained the small talk, but then the guy asked me out. I said i wasn't interested, but he wouldn't take 'no' for an answer, though I told him no at least ten times. He also asked me for my phone number. Not wanting to give him a fake one I said 'not interested, thanks' another time and escaped to the swimming pool. The guy followed me there. He almost gave me a heart attack when he graped me in the water. What's more the guy who swam in our lane told us off (probably thinking we were a couple) to take it somewhere else, then swam off, annoyed.

Other than him there was only the lifeguard (in quite a distance) and a few other swimmers.

As I couldn't get rid of the guy I escaped to the changing rooms and waited there for him to leave.

What should I do if I encounter him next time? Tell the lifeguard? But his job is to rescue people from the water, not from sexual harassment?

Environment: western, liberal

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