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At the pool itself: On my visit (mid-Sunday morning) there were four lanes reserved for lap swimming (slow, medium, fast, and with fins), the remainder of the pool being available for general use. The lanes were very crowded (about eight in the slow lane; over twice that number in each of the medium and fast lanes). Moreover, swimmers had not judged their speeds very well - most of those in the slow lane were moving faster than those in the medium lane! I managed 1,000 metres, but at times it had the feeling of a contact sport. I had to use breaststroke at moments of particular congestion when I felt the need to maintain good visibility of what was happening around me. The is not the place to do 'fly or to swim backwards (although there were numbers of folk doing backstroke of one kind or another).
All of that said, (i) I may have chosen a particularly difficult day: two of Paris's other 50 metre pools were closed at the time, (ii) despite adversity, everyone seemed to be very good humoured. This helped me to suppress my irritation and join in with the spirit. I actually enjoyed myself! My suggestions for other users: (i) select your lane carefully - don't assume anything from the lane designations; (ii) treat it as a different experience and have fun!
I swam two days in a row, both days around 2 PM. The pool was very crowded. It seemed that a lot of the swimmers were triathletes practicing for an upcoming event. By Masters swimmers standards, I'm a pretty middling swimmer. So it speaks volumes that I was by far the fastest swimmer in the pool. Unfortunately, that means either having to slow down constantly or pass. Passing etiquette is to swim right down the center of the lane. The lanes are actually wide enough that you can get away with that. As the previous reviewer noted, certain lanes are labeled "fast" but that is largely ignored.
The pool itself is clean and well-maintained. So, if you have to get your gills wet, it's passable.
One additional word of warning ... they kick people out of the pool 1/2 hour before the hours stated on the website. That's to allow people time to shower, change, and be out the door at the stated closing time.