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Etiquette

KEEPING A FLOW TO THE WORKOUT

  • Select a lane that suits your speed, even if you can't complete the sets (take more rest).

  • If your lane is crowded, a faster swimmer should move up a lane for the session.
  • If you are consistently the fastest or slowest in your lane, consider moving up or down a lane.
  • Swim in order of speed - e.g. fastest backstroker may be slowest in breast, or longer distance.
  • Leave 5 or 10 seconds between swimmers to avoid crowding, allow for turns and track your time.
  • If you want to pass the swimmer in front of you, touch his/her foot 10m before the turn.
  • If the swimmer behind you touches your foot, let him/her pass at the next turn.

    OBSERVING RIGHT-OF-WAY

    • Never crowd the wall of the adjacent lane - leave their space clear.
    • When turning, push off the return side of the lane to avoid on-coming swimmers.
    • Swim in straight lines by following the line on the pool bottom, or the ceiling tiles.
    • When at the wall, move over! Leave the end of the lane open for swimmers to turn or finish.
    • If you skip a set to rest, sit out on the deck; don't hang onto the wall if that would obstruct other swimmers.
    • If you join a lane after the workout has started, make your presence known. Unexpected newcomers can cause collisions.
    • If you arrive late, tailor your warm-up so you don't impede swimmers doing the workout.
    • If you are not following the workout, defer to swimmers who are.

      RULES OF THE POOL

      • Don't wear a bathing suit that is so old that it "clings" or is transparent - get a new one.
      • Don't clear your nose or throat in the pool.
      • Don't hang off or climb on the lane ropes - it can damage them.
      • Don't hang off the diving board.
      • Don't dive in the shallow end.

        AT THE END OF PRACTICE

        • Help out! Bring out or put away the lane ropes, kick boards, pull buoys and backstroke flags. 

        VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF TIME

        • Helping out is not simply something to implement at practice, the day to day operations of the club will benefit and flourish with every club members contribution.
        • Please know that the Downtown Swim Club is a volunteer organization and members may be asked to volunteer time as part of their Club Membership.


        Without a spirit of volunteerism the Downtown Swim Club would fail to exist.

         

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