Lap Swimming

  • Minimum of two lanes ALWAYS open for laps unless special event scheduled

Included in membership

1. Persons who cannot pass the swim test will be restricted to shallow areas of the pools.
2. No diving in water less than 6 feet deep. The American Red Cross cautions against diving into water less than 9 feet deep.
3. Lane(s) will be open for those persons wishing to swim lengths undisturbed. Water walking and aquatic workouts will also be allowed in lanes.
4. For effective use, lap swimmers should swim counterclockwise near the lane markers and pass in the middle when more than 2 swimmers are in a lane. Much like driving, swimmers should stay to the right while swimming in the lane, and pass on the left.
5. Lap lanes are intended for multiple swimmers. Lap swimmers should arrange themselves by speed in the lanes. It is not uncommon to swim four or more people to a lane if similar pacing is used. Challenges arise when you insert yourself into a lane that is too fast or too slow for your speed.
6. Stop only at turning walls. Move to the side to allow others to turn and continue. Turns are made in the center of the lane at the wall.
7. Lifeguards may ask to move you to another lane to more closely match your swimming pace. Please comply as this will make everyone’s swim more enjoyable.
8. The number of open lanes will increase/decrease throughout the day based on pool programming. Lane blockers will be placed on deck if a lane is scheduled to close within the hour. Please refer to the pool schedule concerning pool program times.