TURN AT THE MIDDLE, OR LEFT CORNER OF YOUR LANE. http://swimswam.com/dont-swimmer-8-swimming-etiquette-donts/
Just like driving, or walking, or life in the general, observing the rules of the road always makes things go a lot smoother for everyone involved. Less head-on collisions, and fewer fist-waggings.
Circle swimming, although short of traffic fines and reflective signage, has its own set of peculiar customs. Swimming in a circle, for one. Which means not swimming in a rectangle, or worse, a rhombus.
Remember to angle towards that big, black T when swimming into the wall so that the toe-tickler behind you has room to swim into their turn as well.
Here are some of the major no-nos and yes-yeses of swim practice.
- Use the starting blocks independently
- Swim down the middle of a lane
- Remain stationary in the lane, except at the wall
- Stand or hold onto the wall in the middle of the lane
- Grab another swimmer
- Push off the wall immediately before or after another swimmer—no tailgating!
- Do your own thing in a lane that is following a prescribed set or workout.
- Don't leave early, leave on the 5 or 0 of your prescribed send off- not 1-2 seconds earlier
- Enter the water feet first.
- Dive only from the starting blocks, when instructed by your coach
- Circle swim, staying always to the right of the lane, only moving toward the center when ready to turn at the wall
- Leave the pool if unable to continue swimming
- Scoot to the corner of the lane while standing or holding onto the wall
- Tap a swimmer's toes in front of you, indicating that you wish to pass at the next turn
- Allow 5 seconds between swimmers unless otherwise indicated
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Equipment: (ask your coach what is required)
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