Summary: Lap and Circle Swimming Etiquette
Campus Recreation tries to provide as much opportunity for recreation
swimming as possible; still, space is limited. During crowded times, circle
swimming is recommended. Here are some tips and suggestions to make the
most of the space available
1. When entering the water, be sure to ease into a crowded lane.
2. Swimmers of similar speed should swim in the same lane
a. Observe the pool for a few minutes to be sure you are picking
the correct lane. Generally, outside lanes are the slower lanes.
Middle lanes are for faster swimmers.
3. Stay to the right in the lane, just like when you drive on the road
4. To Pass other swimmers:
Tap the other swimmer in front of you on the foot to signify
that your plan to pass
The wall is the best place to pass.
If you do pass mid-lane, only pass between flags and pass to the
inside of middle.
5. When you need to rest:
a. When resting, stay to the right of the land and avoid the other
swimmers in the lane.