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Offline Crackie Onassis

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Rock y is open
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:02:50 PM »
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    Re: Rock y is open
    « Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 08:54:27 AM »
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  • Lap swimming question: Who is responsible for telling the slow moving manatee in the fast lane that he's gumming up the works for everyone else; the swimmer's or the lifeguard's?


    After safety, lane regulation and managing screaming children in the family pool seem to be a YMCA lifeguard's primary tasks. I had a sketchy moment yesterday that involved avoiding a collision with an oncoming swimmer during a pass by diving deep to get around the manatee without interfering with the other guy's pace. This broke my pace during my last 600 interval.


    So, what's the etiquette?
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    Re: Rock y is open
    « Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 12:08:57 PM »
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  • It's totally the lifeguards. At any othe lap pool I've ever swum at there are always fats and slow lanes posted, with the lifeguards keeping order. I've had a bunch of workouts made quite annoying by manatees. Drives me nuts.
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    Re: Rock y is open
    « Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 12:58:16 PM »
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  • Absolutely the lifeguard's responsibility.  If the lifeguard isn't matching swimmers to their proper lane based on skill level, I will leave the pool and politely ask the guard to get control of it before someone gets hurt.  If that does not work I do my best to let the swimmer know that they are in danger by staying in the wrong lane.  If that doesn't work, I run them over.