You may have noticed that we have recently changed some of speed plaques at lap swim. Please make sure to swim in the appropriate lane and follow all lap lane etiquette.
When using hand paddles remember the lanes are narrow so be careful passing and turning.
Everyone must circle swim by swimming up the right side of the black line and down the left side.
To avoid the extremely painful experience of hitting hands or fingernails with swimmers on the opposite side, keep close to the lane line and lift your elbows high.
There's only one thing more annoying than being behind a slower swimmer and that's being constantly slapped on the toes by a faster swimmer. You may move to the center of the lane and accelerate past, or tap their toes near the end of the lap and they should allow you to go ahead. Or, move closer to the lane and slow down to allow the faster swimmer to pass, or stop at the wall and allow them to go ahead.
Resting-When taking a rest between sets or at the end of a workout, do so on the right hand side of the lane.
Determining to which lane you belong can be as easy as watching other swimmers already in the lane. Lanes are posted with speeds, but your interpretation of fast can be totally different than other swimmers. Always check lane postings and watch the speed of the other swimmers before jumping in.
Before entering the water, make sure that no swimmers are approaching the wall. You should never jump in and push off as someone is approaching the wall, nor should you start swimming directly behind someone who has just turned, spread yourselves apart to avoid congestion on the walls.