Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Public Swim Etiquette

I posted on Facebook the other day that I was kicked by a slower swimmer while at a free swim at my local pool. It seems like everyone has some type of story of other mishaps while at public swim so I thought I would start creating a code of ethic for the local open lane swim.

  1. Fill all lanes first.
  2. If lanes marked 'fast, med, slow' this is meant in relation to other swimmers in the pool, not how fast you think you are.
  3. Breast Strokers try to stay in a lane with other people doing breast stroke.
  4. Pay attention to what others are doing in the lane, if it looks like the faster swimmer is about to start don't go just before them.
  5. It does not matter how long you have swam at the pool, you do not own that lane.
  6. Wear proper swim attire.
  7. Be willing to adjust workout based off numbers in the lane and being courteous to others.
That's all I can come up with now, this list is very informal, it is more of just a rant but if anyone can think of any more rules let me know and I will add it.

On another note I had a great bike ride today with Rich Pady we did 118km at 36km/h average on a route we felt simulated the Muskoka course. I felt strong the entire way. I also wore my CEP compression sleeves for the first time riding, it will be something I will continue to experiment with leading into Muskoka.

Ok, that's all for now.





Here is an interesting read re:compression and running. I am sure the results would be similar to enduarance cycling.

Your thoughts?

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