Chlorine Chronicle (Archive)NMSC Sep/99 Newsletter
Tips and Pool Policies
Practice tips, notes and pool policies for NMCS Swimmers
- Don't eat a lot just before practice, you may find you swim like a stone and don't feel so good.
- Always wear goggles. You'll get used to them and they protect your eyes.
- Most people also like a cap to protect their hair from chlorine damage and keep it out of their eyes.
- Don't bring valuables to the pool. We have had lockers robbed with or without locks. The safest place for valuables, if you do bring them, is in your bag on the deck. Beware that some bags have been robbed on Sunday mornings while there were a lot strangers hanging around.
- Non-members are not allowed on the pool deck or in the water during practice. We make an exception for infants in infant seats on the side of the pool. Also, masters swimmers from out-of-town clubs are permitted to swim with us while in town.
- The whirlpool is off limits to us. If you're really desperate, you may pay at the desk for its use each time (if available).
- Try to get to practice 10 to 15 minutes early so that you may do some stretching exercises and help set up.
- Our club rents the middle lane-swimming pool only. If for any reason you wish to use one of the other pools, check with the coach. He will check with the lifeguard. They do on occasion allow us to use the diving well or the wading pool.
- Please leave the pool area as soon as the swim time is over. The lifeguards cannot leave until we have, and the longer we hang around, the more we pay them.