spotting

so I’m going to the beach in like an hour. my mom says I can’t go in the water because I’ll get an infection. I was gonna just not wear a tampon because its the last day of my period and there’s barely any blood.

two questions:

1. can you even get an infection? I’m pretty sure it’s very unlikely.

2. is it even possible to put a tampon up there when I’m so dry? I feel like getting it out is gonna be so uncomfortable later.