Lane Fit

With a minimum of four lanes set up at every session, Lane Fit is a great option for those looking to achieve their water-based goals - whether it's improving technique, burning calories, increasing speed and endurance or simply staying active. 

Sessions are currently available at 8 swimming pools:

  • Ainslie Park Leisure Centre    
  • Dalry Swim Centre   
  • Drumbrae Leisure Centre 
  • Glenogle Swim Centre    
  • Leith Victoria Swim Centre    
  • Portobello Swim Centre   
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool 
  • Warrender Swim Centre

You can choose between slow, medium and fast lanes, making the sessions suitable for all swimming abilities and fitness levels. 

There's no need to worry about equipment, we will provide kickboards and pull buoys for you to use. Experienced swimmers are welcome to use fins that are appropriate for use within a swimming pool. Only snorkels specific for swimming training are allowed. (Please note: scuba snorkels are not permitted in the pools). Hand and finger paddles come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. These can be made from tough fabrics so please take care when handling them. (Soft webbed paddle gloves can be used in all the lanes).

Lane Fit is not instructor-led, but if it's motivation you're looking for head over to our specially designed swim training plans.

Split by lane speed Slow, Medium and Fast, time (30, 45 and 60 minutes) these practical guides are ideal for those looking for some training inspiration.

If you're new to lane swimming or looking to brush up on your lane skills, check out our handy lane etiquette guide to get you started! 

Following the guide not only means your workout is much more efficient, but it also ensures the safety of all lane users in the swimming pool. 

  • Check the direction of the lane as it can differ from venue to venue. A lane going clockwise will have lanes on either side going counter clockwise.    
  • Soft webbed paddle gloves can be used in all the lanes    
  • The person whose feet are being tapped should move out of the way to allow faster swimmers to pass.    
  • You shouldn’t speed up if you are being passed.    
  • Allow swimmers passing to turn at the centre of the lane wall.    
  • Do not start and turn in front of faster swimmers.    
  • Faster swimmers should allow slower swimmers as much time possible before starting.    
  • Please leave space after the swimmer in front to avoid collisions.    
  • Swimmers resting at the end of the lane should stay as far to the side of the lane as possible.    
  • Be polite. Communicate. 

If you're unsure or have any questions please feel free to ask a Lifeguard or member of staff for guidance next time your at the pool.

Swim 30 seconds or faster per length

If you are swimming in this lane and faster swimmers join you, please consider the medium lane as the pace may suit you better. 

Equipment can only be used in the fast lane if there are four or less swimmers in the lane. 

Swim 35 to 45 seconds per length

Here you have the option to move lanes depending on your pace on the day.

Feeling good? Move to the fast lane.

Taking it easy? Head to the slow lane.

Swim 45+ seconds per length

Go at any pace you like just as long as it’s slower than the medium lane.