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Swim Etiquette

Don’t let a crowded pool of speedy swimmers intimidate you. As a club member you are expected to show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Our guide below ensures that all members regardless of ability get the most out of our swim sessions:

  • Be prepared: Be on time for training sessions, wearing suitable kit for training.
  • Judging your pace: If it’s your first swim session, arrive a few minutes early at poolside and introduce yourself to the coach who will discuss which lane you’ll be most suited for.
  • Getting in: Dangling your legs in from the side to let swimmers know you’re there is useful if you’re disrupting the rhythm of a lane and it’s ok to jump or dive in if the area around you is clear, but you should never dive if the depth is less than 1.8 metres.
  • Listen: Try to follow our coaches’ instructions and if you don’t understand please ask for clarification.
  • Foot tapping: It’s the universal gesture among club swimmers – if you want to overtake, tap the toes of the swimmer in front and they should pause at the end of the lane to let you pass.
  • Resting at the end of a lane: Stay tucked into the corner if resting between sets so other swimmers have room to turn and push off.
  • Tumble turns: Only use this manoeuvre if you are confident there is no one behind you because you might collide as they reach the end of the lane while you’re still flipping over. If the coast is clear, make sure you exit the wall on the other side of the lane. The same applies to pushing off.
  • In general race tattoos should not be left on the skin for an extended period. However, some tattoos are stubborn to remove and if they are still present during swim sessions then the area should be washed and the tattoo should not be flaking (i.e. so no bits are left in the water).

 

Our next swim sessions: 
This Week
Thursday 24 Sep
17:00 - 17:45

Swim Session - 5-5.45 pm Commonwealth Pool

Thursday Swim – Commonwealth Pool (training pool) –

5-5.45 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Thursday 24 Sep
17:45 - 18:30

Swim Session - 5.45-6.30 pm Commonwealth Pool

Thursday Swim – Commonwealth Pool (training pool) –

5.45-6.30 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Friday 25 Sep
06:00 - 07:30

Swim Session - 6-7.30 am Leith Victoria Pool

Friday Morning Swim – Leith Victoria Pool

6-7.30 am

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Friday 25 Sep
20:00 - 20:45

Swim Session - 8-8.45 pm Commonwealth Pool

Friday Evening Swim – Commonwealth Pool (main pool) –

8-8.45 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Friday 25 Sep
20:45 - 21:30

Swim Session - 8.45-9.30 pm Commonwealth Pool

Friday Evening Swim – Commonwealth Pool (main pool) –

8.45-9.30 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.