The summer swim season is rapidly approaching and it’s time to consider getting your competitive pool in shape for all of the upcoming meets and training sessions. One of the most important elements you should pay attention to is your swim lane lines. Keeping your swim racing lanes in great shape is important so every swimmer knows their position in the water and can maneuver successfully.
Get Competition Quality
When you buy your swim lane ropes, it’s important to make sure they meet the standards for competitions. These standards are meant to create a consistent pattern that will put all swimmers on a level playing field. FINA, for instance, requires you to use specific colors for designated lanes. Lanes 0 and 9 should have green ropes, 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 should consist of yellow ropes and lanes 4 and 5 should have blue ropes. The floats should be between 0.05 mm and 0.15 mm apart. Colors of the floats can vary. If you aren’t meeting these requirements, it’s important to order them now to ensure you have them in time for the summer swim season.
Do You Need to Replace?
Your swimming pool ropes may not always need to be replaced entirely. If you have a few floats that are broken, you can resolve the issue by restringing your swim lane lines instead. This is why it’s so important to check over your swim lane ropes before the season begins. If you wait too long, you will find there’s no time left to restring your current lines, requiring you to pay for new ropes altogether. The closer to the swimming season, the more you will pay to ensure your swim racing lanes are up to standard on the day of the race.
It can be difficult to think about the summer swim season when the weather is still so cold, but now is the ideal time to place your orders. Not only do you need to make sure you have the right swimwear, but you need to make sure your pool is also ready. While you may be able to restring your swimming pool ropes instead of replacing them, it’s critical to check now so you have plenty of time to order what you need and ensure your pool is ready for the first meet of the summer, as well as the practices that lead up to it.
If you’re looking for swim lane ropes or other accessories, contact us. D&J Sports in Dallas offers everything swimmers and coaches need to stay competitive.