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.

Swimming Programs

Beginner Swimmer Programs:

Intermediate Swimmer Programs:

Advanced Swimmer Programs

Freestyle Tumble Turns for Beginners

Click here for a 2 minute YouTube Video about: Beginner Tumble Turns

Learning Backstroke for Beginners

Click here for a short beginners backstroke lesson: Backstroke For Beginners

Click here to see the backstroke progression: Progression for Intermediate Backstroke Swimmers

Backstroke for Advanced Swimmers

Click here for anadvanced backstroke lesson: Advanced Backstroke with Ian Pope