Lap Swim Etiquette

Pattullo Swim Center Rules


  • Circle swim (counter clockwise) when more than two swimmers are in a lane
  • Maximum of 6 swimmers per lane
  • Choose the lane that best fits your ability before entering the water. Make sure to alert any swimmer in your lane before entering the water
  • Lifeguards may move swimmers to ensure safety
  • When passing a slower swimmer, pass only when they have stopped at the wall
  • If you stop, squeeze into the left corner of the lane so that other swimmers have the room for their turns
  • Water walking, floating and bobbing in designated lanes only, or in the small pool