Ask the Lifeguard: Addressing the barriers to swimming


Laura Winter went down to the London Aquatics Centre to ask the lifeguard everything you might need to know when you go to your local swimming pool.

 Which lane should you choose?

Rules of the pool 

Do some of the rules of the pool confuse you at times? We are here to give you some tips on how to know more about lap swimming

  1. Anti clockwise v clockwise - all this means is you go around your lane in the way a clock ticks
  2. Slow, medium and fast lanes - choose the one what suits you best. If you need to change lanes that’s fine.
  3. What can I bring onto the pool? Every pool is different, just as the receptionist or lifeguards as they want to make sure you have a great swim