Lane Etiquette is arguably one of the most important parts of competitive swimming. Being with the same people everyday in training, you start to notice the rules they ignore. Until now, these rules have been unrecorded, as people assume everybody knows them. From what you guys have told me, people defiantly do ignore the rules of Lane Ettiquette! The following is a guide on the top 4 most important rules, how to follow them and how to get others to follow them!
1. People Who Swim In The Middle Of The Lane
There’s nothing like cruising during warm up, or sprinting during a hard session, looking up and seeing some idiot hurtling toward you at what seems to be the speed of light. You have to make a snap decision in that moment: do you swim to the side or dive underneath them?