Lap swimming is a popular activity at the TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park. Click here for the updated May/June 2013 lap lane calendar.
Lap Swim Guidelines for TOSA Pool
Swimmers arriving at the TOSA Pool for lap swim should observe the following:
-Spend a minute observing and roughly timing the pace of swimmers already in the pool.
-Select a lane with swimmers similar in speed to your workout pace:
slower, recreational lane(s) closest to the pool wall, and
faster lane(s) moving out from the pool wall.
It is the responsibility of the swimmer entering a lane to inform all swimmers in that lane of their desire to change format (i.e.: split or circle swim). Be patient!
In order to catch the attention of the swimmer already in the lane, sit by the pool edge or stand in the corner of the lane. Even if there is only one swimmer in the lane, please notify the swimmer of your intention to share the lane, again asking if circle or split lane swim is preferred.
Entering swimmers should allow incumbents a few laps before expecting them to stop. Incumbent swimmers have the initial right-of-way, but not the right to own the lane for a workout.
Please respect the variety of skill level we have in lap swim members and guests at TOSA Pool! Be courteous and respectful as this is a recreational facility for all to enjoy.
Number of lanes available may change due to scheduling of swim classes.
· 8 lap lanes will generally be available on Fridays from 5:30 AM – 11am if swim classes do not have weather make-up day.
· During open swim hours, 2 lap lanes will generally be open unless high capacity warrants removing lap lanes for larger swim area.
· Please call (414) 302-9160 to find out if the pool is closed due to weather conditions.