Swimmers who breach ‘pool etiquette’ have always loved me. Over the years, I have been kicked, pushed out of my lane, unnecessarily splashed; and, I wince to say, probably peed on. To these decorum offenders, I recommend reading “Swim Training: Pool Etiquette 101″ from Triathlete online. It is a nice, digestible article in which author Sara McLarty deftly covers the mores of lane swimming at high-traffic pools. McLarty, of course, assumes that everyone knows not to kick, push, splash, and pee on their fellow swimmers; her recommendations are a bit more academic. Accordingly, as a primer to her article I offer the following advice: do not kick, push, splash, and pee on your fellow swimmers.
Click Swim Training: Pool Etiquette 101 to be taken to Triathlete online for the article.
As post scriptus, I also offer a few locker room tips:
- Do not strew your bag, gear, and or wet clothes on more than one bench
- Do not start a conversation with someone when naked—you, or them
- Get changed at your bench, not all over the locker room; and, when putting your clothes on, do so in a prudent manner. Do not prep your hair and brush your teeth, then put on a shirt, then a sweatshirt, then jewelry, then socks, THEN your underwear, etc.
- When in a locker room, hairdryers should only be used to dry the hair on your head.