Lap Lane Etiquette
To ensure that all swimmers using the facility have a rewarding experience, we request that the below lap lane swimming guidelines are followed when using our facility.
- Show courtesy and consideration to others at all times.
- Comply with poolside signage.
- Select a lane based on your swimming speed and stroke selection (slow, medium, fast). You may need to move to an alternate lane if you change strokes.
- Keep to the left of the lane.
- Take care when passing another swimmer. Look ahead, and always pass to the right and return promptly to the left of the lane.
- Allow faster swimmers to pass.
- To avoid congestion at the end of the lane, move to the corner of the lane.
- During peak times avoid activities/drills that may disrupt other swimmers.
- Please co-operate with any requests made by the supervising lifeguard.
We thank you for your assistance and co-operation.
Lap Swimming and Program Ideas
Through this page we hope to supply our current swimmers (and future swimmers) with some pointers in the right direction.
Many swimmers visit our pool and often ask Staff for “tips and advice” about how to improve their swimming experience. This might involve stroke correction advice, program and training advice; or simply a few questions about training equipment and aids (kickboards, hand-paddles, etcetera).
Perhaps you might like to do your own thing, in your own way, and this is fine. However, below are a few ideas and some suggestions below that you might be interested to try.
Beginner Swimmer Programs:
Intermediate Swimmer Programs:
Advanced Swimmer Programs
Freestyle Tumble Turns for Beginners
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Beginner Tumble Turns
Freestyle Stroke Drills
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Drag Drill
Click here for a YouTube Video about: 5 Freestyle Drills for Beginners
5 Most Common Freestyle Mistakes
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Common Freestyle Mistakes
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Are You (still) Exhausted After 100m?
Learning Backstroke for Beginners
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Backstroke For Beginners
Backstroke for Advanced Swimmers
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Advanced Backstroke with Ian Pope
Breaststroke For Beginners
Click here for a YouTube Video about: Breaststroke Timing