If you’re thinking about joining a swimming program or even starting your own regimen in pursuit of a New Year’s resolution, there are a few pieces of advice that expert swimmers would like to offer. The first word of wisdom that avid swimmers want to pass on, is adequately familiarizing yourself with lane etiquette. Always be sure to ask the swimmer who is in the lane that you will be using if it is okay if you join them to avoid any potential confrontation.
- Although while it’s true that there are no tricks and secrets about swimming, this is not true about other aspects connected to swimming.
- The author said that he was struck by the fact that lots of swimming coaches and trainers are themselves not swimmers.
- Lane etiquette is one aspect of swimmers most beginners don’t know about. Even some lifeguards are not aware of it.
“These are the nuggets of knowledge that get passed in changing rooms and on decks, and are part of what we might call swim culture.”