Circle Swim Diagram
Circle swimming is the norm at most organized Masters workouts. Notice in the diagram that it is not a true circle, but you get the point. Outdoor pools are different than indoor pools, and old pools are different than new pools, but they tend to follow a basic design that serves their intended users: black lines on the bottom indicate the center of each lane, and black crosses mark each wall. Use these markings in the pool just as drivers use them on the road.
Circle Swim Diagram
This diagram is part of the Masters Swimming 101 series
How to start swim practice as an adult Yards and meters — what's up with all those numbers?
What equipment do I need? How do I use a pace clock?
What are the basics of pool etiquette? More lingo you're likely to hear at practice
What is a typical workout? How do I learn the four strokes? Why do I want to?