Do The Right Thing: The Unspoken Rules Of Lane Etiquette

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From the Swimming World website...


Any swimmer knows the unspoken rules of sharing a lane with other swimmers, whether it is at a meet or at practice with the familiarity of your own team. It is crucial to have lane etiquette. The lanes are small and swimmers need to be able to practice without annoying or getting in each other’s way. This is especially important when the swimmer is unfamiliar with the people they are swimming with. This happens most commonly at larger championships. It can be a general warmup lane where it is every athlete for themselves. Or, it can be the warmdown lane where everyone is expected to share the space so they can get a proper warmdown after their events.