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9/13/13 10:37 P

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At our pool there is a diagram sign on the wall that explains directions for each lane... slow lane starts on right... medium lane starts on left that way you are swimming side by side per lane.... lane 8 feet wide.... temporary pool lane 4 feet wide... this is tough with some poor mannered swimmers.... military pool lane 15 feet wide go up edge come back in middle..

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6/7/13 5:17 A

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6/7/13 2:34 A

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Here in Japan, even though they drive on the left; they still swim circles by swimming on the right.

Goriana-My aunt and uncle lived in Torrance until they died.


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6/6/13 7:43 P

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Most people prefer to split the lane because it is just easier. However, that only works for two swimmers, though I have seen a third person try to squeeze in...

When you circle swim there is etiquette for passing or being passed. Here are the rules from a local pool:
www.torranceca.gov/Parks/Documents/L
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6/5/13 8:11 P

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Good question! I actually prefer to swim on my own side. I think that works best when there's only two people. But you should really talk to the people you're swimming with and see what they prefer. The more people you have, the more likely they will want to circle swim. In that case, you want to make sure you pick a lane where everyone is swimming at pretty much the same speed.

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6/5/13 6:31 P

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Hello, my name is Lauren and I love to swim, even though I haven't for a couple of years. I plan to start again ASAP, but I would like to find out the swimming etiquette so I do not bump into swimmers in my lane. When I used to swim, the pool was not crowded so I was able to share a lane with only one other person, so we each took a side of the lane. If there were more than 2 people in the lane, we would swim on the right side of the lane. I was just wondering if it is best for a two-person lane to take one side, or if we should all swim on the right side?
Thank you for your help!
~Lauren

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