Lap Swimming Lane Etiquette

April 24th, 2018

   

Lap Swimming Lane Etiquette

The first step is choosing the right lane.   Take a few minutes to watch what is going on in the pool, read any pool or lap swim rules and get your swim gear ready.  Next sit down on the side of the pool and hang your legs in the water.  The idea is to let the swimmer in the water know you are there and give them the chance to stop and confirm how the lane is going to be shared once you start swimming.  When the swimmer stops, ask if they want to circle swim or split the lane.  If there are already two swimmers in the lane you must circle swim.  “Splitting” the lane is dividing the lane in half, and you swim on your half of the lane no matter which direction you are going. “Circle Swimming” is usually done in a counter-clockwise direction, swimming on the right side of the lane going down and coming back.

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