Swimmers Guide FAQ Introduction to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We get asked a lot of questions about the Swimmers Guide website, how we created it, how we maintain it, and why we don't include some information that you might expect or don't include things you expected that aren't there. We hope this FAQ will satisfy your curiosity and give you a better idea what the site is all about. The FAQ is broken into three thematically arranged pages. The sections and a brief description of the questions covered are:

General Questions: Listing criteria. Reasons for having listing criteria. Who decides what gets listed. Where the information comes from. Cost for a facility, swim club, or team to be listed on the site. Filtering searches.
Listing Content Questions: Geographic information and errors. Reasons for the use of English Historical Counties. Why we don't use common abbreviations in place names. Missing team and club information. Reasons for limiting price information. Reasons for use of currency codes instead of symbols. Reasons for including facilities with exclusive admission policies. Other facility amenities mentioned and omitted. Why we don't include pool schedules in the listings. Chlorine and chlorine-free pool information.
Operating the Site Questions: "Edit" and "Add" buttons. Why we ask for your name and email address when you suggest a change. Processing changes by users.