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Lane Etiquette and Equipment

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Lane Etiquette

Masters swimming can be great fun and exercise, and here are some tips to help make the most of this wonderful experience:

  • Swim in a lane where you can make the intervals
  • Do the prescribed set, unless you warn others
  • Keep paddle-wearing to a minimum on non-pull sets
  • Arrive early for morning workout to help set-up the pool
  • Help pull lane lines and/or covers after workout when necessary
  • Put away your kickboard and pull bouy
  • Be conscious of those swimming in front of and/or behind you

Equipment

Suggested equipment for workouts:

  • Swim suit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Swim cap (if you wear one)
  • Kickboard (provided at workout)
  • Pull buoy (provided at workout)
  • Training fins / "zoomers" (NOT dive fins - workout fins should extend no more than 4 inches past your toes). Our current favorites are Hydro Tech 2 fins.
  • Hand paddles (only if your shoulders can handle them). Strokemaker brand paddles are great.
  • Ankle strap/pull tube (for the true swimmer)