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Gender-specific locker rooms situated up the staircase from the reception: lockers operate on a 4-digit PIN system so no need to have a €1 coin or a padlock to hand, just sufficient short term memory to retain the numbers both of your locker and of your chosen PIN! As in many in many French pools, (a) outdoor footwear must be removed before entering the locker room, and (b) bathing caps and Speedo-style swimwear (maillots de bain sportif) are mandatory.
The 50 metre pool is generally divided into a 37½ metre bassin sportif and a 12½ metre bassin ludique. The 37½ metre part is laned: two lanes máteriel (fins, etc.); one lane crawl; two lanes ‘4 mode’ (i.e. any stroke); and two lanes without specific allocation. Although on each of my visits the pool has been fairly busy, I found it possible to achieve half-way decent 1,500 metre lap swims (40 lengths of the bassin sportif), provided that one took reasonable care to observe the behaviours of others in one’s chosen lane and to be compliant with the general flow.
1. A swim cap is required (even if you're bald).
2. A Speedo-type suit is mandatory for men (no baggie shorts).
3. Remove shoes before entering the locker room.
4. Keep your swim trunks on in the shower. (I guess they soap shower at home.)
(Caps and swim suits are both available in a vending machine there.)
Unable to translate giant sign, I was chewed out by a local... A terrific lap pool (37.5 meters).