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Adult Admission Price & Policy
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The fast lane is marked with a sign saying "Tempo". It's not particularly fast, but there is enough room to overtake down the middle (as long as nobody is overtaking in the other direction!). All-in-all a good facility and an easy experience for a non-German speaker.
It can be crowded in early evening but the lanes are wide so one can pass without difficulty. The crowd is familiar with swimming etiquette.
One thing that may make some uneasy-the men's locker room are thoroughly cleaned about every hour by an attendant (who is often female) so some may feel uneasy about women being in the men's locker room.
- Two lanes for front crawl or backstroke only, swim toys permitted. The outer lane somewhat faster, with swimmers doing short distance sprints.
- A double-width middle lane for breast-stroke, for those who like a leisurely pace.
- And two lanes designated "freistil", meaning that any stroke permitted, including breast-stroke and butterfly, swim toys permitted. (One or both of the freistil lanes are often occupied for lessons or club training.)
Lane etiquette is variable. However 50m usually provides sufficient opportunity to overtake the lane hogs.
Lifeguards inform me that crowding is weather-dependent. In sunny weather everyone heads for Zurich's oldest and largest outdoor swimming pool, Zürichsee, which is 135m at its deepest and provides plenty of opportunity to overtake along its 40km length!
P.S.: there are not many bargains to be found in Switzerland. However for regular swimmers the 240CHF annual pass provides good value with access to all of the city's indoor, outdoor and lakeside pool facilities.