i wanted to ask about two things, and also start a thread where everyone could share politeness tips for swimming. i feel as though i'm good about this but i'm also probably ignorant, and it never hurts to ask for input.
so, #1: in the pool this morning i was swimming laps when i felt a tap on my foot. pretty soon afterward another girl passed me. is a tap on the foot the universal sign for "watch out on your left"? should i have moved out of the way, or is it up to her to just go around me?
#2: i was wondering if there's some sort of way to go about intervening when someone is being intrusive? there was a man in the same lane as me who was doggie paddling extremely slowly. he'd do one length and then stop and just stand there at the end of the lane before going back. everyone else was doing laps, and it was a bit annoying having to pass him so much. i completely relate to not being able to swim very far when you're first starting out. that's not my thing here -- it's that he was doing this in a lane that is for swimming laps when there's a whole open area of the pool where people jog and do paddle, etc.
[amazon river swim challenge total: 10.1 km / 38.6 km]
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