I'm now swimming regularly for the first time in years, and that has lead to some awkward re-acclamation.
For example, I yesterday had my first attempt at shared-lane lap swims, and I'm afraid I failed a pretty basic test.
Everything was going well for the first three-quarters of the pool length as I crawled slowly along the left, leaving space for the returning swimmer on the right.
Except that she never came along the right. Instead, when I arrived at the end of the pool, I found a kind-looking but very annoyed woman of about 50, sitting on the side of the pool, who informed me that "WE do not share lanes."
Even though I read through all the pool policies at the Waverly Y, I had forgotten to follow a basic, unwritten rule: Ask before assuming. If someone doesn't know you're there, all the policies in the world won't keep him or her from bumping into you. In this case, I was lucky in that she stopped and looked around before heading back.
What behaviors annoy you when you go to a pool? What faux pas have you committed? Tell us about it.
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Edit: I know it's National Running Day. However, I honestly haven't been running since Cleveland, so I don't have much to say on that topic. Try our sister paper.