Learn How to Restring Racing Lines Fast

Learn How to Restring Racing Lines Fast

Racing Lane Ropes
Replacing the cable in racing lane lines doesn’t have to be tedious.

The racing lane lines are an important element in a competitive swimming pool. Without these lines swimmers would not be able to keep a straight line and the currents created by other swimmers would interfere with each individual. These lane lines may need new ropes, though, or may require a replacement for a float. Learning to restring these lines quickly will save you time and effort.

Prep the Lane Line

The first thing you need to do is remove the racing lane line from the water and lay it out alongside the pool. Make sure it is as straight as possible. Remove any slack from the line so it will be easier to work with. It is also best to unreel the new rope to ensure it is easier to work with as you thread the new line through.

Fast Restringing

Once everything is ready to go, you will need to cut the old rope at a spot before the floats work. Take the end of the new cable and set it end to end with the old cable. Use clear packing tape to tape the two ends together. You can then move to the other end of the racing lane line and pull the old cable out, guiding the new cable through the floats. It is often best to have someone else nearby to ensure the spliced cables don’t become snagged and detach.

Replacing a Float

If you must replace a float while you are restringing the racing lane line, stop the taped ends just before you reach the pool float that must be replaced. Remove the tape, pull out the damaged pool float and thread the new pool float onto the cable. You can then tape the two ends back together and resume pulling the new cable through the rest of the floats.

Reattach the Ends

Once the old cable is completely removed and the new one is in place, you will need to reattach the connectors on the ends of the cables. Make sure you tie all knots securely so the lane markers do not break loose during a swim meet or practice.

Restringing pool lane lines can be one of the most frustrating maintenance jobs at the pool. However, when you follow these tips for faster restringing, you can have your pool back in operating condition in no time.

The Importance of Antiwave Racing Lines

The Importance of Antiwave Racing Lines

Racine Lane Lines
Having the right racing lane lines is important to a swimmer’s success.

When you are swimming competitively in a pool with others, the waves created by you and the other swimmers can actually slow everyone down. This is a great disadvantage to swimmers. This is why it is so important for swimming pools to make use of racing lines that help to cut down on the wave action in the pool. One of the best options for summer swim team pools is the Antiwave Forerunner Racing Lane Line.


The size of the Antiwave Forerunner lane line is perfect for the smaller pools often used in the summer swim team competitions. The length of the lane markers is 25 yards, making it a great option for the smaller pools. Another important size to note is the size of the discs on the lane marker line. These discs measure 4.75 inches in diameter, which is almost an inch wider than the discs that are found on many of the other lane lines available.


When you are considering which lane marker line to use, you will need to know what each one can provide. The Antiwave Forerunner lines are specifically designed to cut back on the wave action to reduce and even eliminate the impact of each swimmer on the other swimmers in the pool. As the waves hit the discs on the line, it will work to stop the waves and propel the water downward instead of into the other lanes. This puts an end to the wave action, allowing each swimmer to move without having to battle through the waves anyone else is making.

Color Matching

As you choose the Antiwave Forerunner racing lane line for your swim team pool, you can choose from a wide range of colors. You can get the colors that match your swim team or colors that represent the event that is being held. Some of the available colors include black, white, gray, several shades of blue, teal, purple, maroon, red, orange, green, teal and yellow. This will help you continue the theming for your pool to match your team or event.

The racing lane lines you use in your pool need to be something that will help the swimmers in their goal to beat the others, not hinder them. With a three-year warranty, you can’t go wrong with the Antiwave Forerunner racing lines. These lines will create clear lanes for your swimmers, all while cutting down on the wave action and resistance placed on the other swimmers in the pool at the same time.