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Lap Swimming Ettiquette

Date: 1 February 2014

Carefully check for the position and speed of other swimmers before diving or jumping into a lane. At our pools we have a lane allocation system available for all to read at the kiosk. Please take a moment on entry to determine which lanes are reserved for squads, lap swimmers or recreation users. Lane 4 Aquatics aims to facilitate for all needs and swim paces, and closely monitor our water space.

As a courtesy to other pool users don’t ‘water-run’ or ‘aqua-jog’ in lap lanes—unless the pool is nearly empty.  While both activities are valid forms of exercise that need to be respected and provisioned-for, they are inappropriate for lap lanes.  Aqua-jogging in a lap lane effectively reduces the capacity of that lane to just two individuals (one swimming up and down one side, and one aqua-jogging on the other).  If in doubt please ask a member of our staff.

It is the responsibility of the swimmer entering a lane to inform all incumbent swimmers in that lane of their desire to change format (i.e. from ‘split’ to ‘circle’ swimming or vice versa).   Be patient, as this may take a few minutes.  

Common sense at pool goes along way. Be courteous to your fellow swimmers and welcome them into the lane, even if you were there first.

Caption Be courteous to your fellow swimmers and welcome them into the lane, even if you were there first.
Rockhampton Regional Council