I've been asked to give feedback on the design of a new pool that's being built in a sister sports Club.
Some points on the drawing board:
Individual built-in clocks in every lane.
Distance markers on the floor, maybe motivational tiles.
It's a multi-use pool and my initial thoughts were that there has to be minimum laps available at all times, no times when the pool is blocked off for aerobics, kids swimming lessons etc.
What characteristics would make you definitely want to join a Club/Pool?
it would be superb to have:
- somekind of underwater light pacemaker in each line. Something that you could easy program and that you would follow in your interval /tempo swim
- somekind of built in cameras that would record every line (front/lateral/underwater), and (with advanced sofware) follow each swimmer, so if you want your record you only have to request it before/after your swim, you could receive somekind of tagged cap.
- capability for resistance added swimming
- dry land training zone for warm-up and combined training