Our dedicated Lap Pool is home to casual swimmer and serious triathletes alike. Dedicated to lap swimming only, our salt water lap pool is located on the lower level of our main building.
Temperature: 81 degrees
Dimensions: Four 6 ft lanes, 25 yards long
Filtration System: Salt Water
Hours of Operation: 3:00 am – 1:00 am
Open Swim Times
Lanes are available for open lap swimming at the following times (through September 2nd):
Saturday & Sunday:
Can I swim when there is a class in the pool?
In most cases, we have at least one lane available for open swim when our classes are running. Our printed schedule lists how many lanes are open for open swim during each of our classes.
Do I need to sign up for a lap lane?
No, we do not do lane reservations at Harbor. Lap lanes are open on a first come/first serve basis.
Can more than one person swim in a lane at a time?
Yes! In fact, during peak times, it is likely that you will need to share a lane with at least one person.
Can three or more people share a lane?
Yes! During peak times, you may be in a lane with 2 or more people. If you are already sharing and someone wants to join you will have to circle swim.
What is the etiquette for sharing a lane?
When you would like to join a lane that already has one or more people in it, it is customary for you to let the person/people know that you are joining in. You can do this by trying to flag them down between lengths or by entering the lane and waiting at the end until they notice you are in the water with them. Once they know you are joining them, you and your lane mate can decide if you want to circle or split. If there are more than 2 people in the lane you must circle swim.
Circle vs. split-what does that mean?
When two people are sharing a lane, you can either circle swim (all swimmers stay on the right side of the lane all the time) OR you can split the lane (each swimmer takes a side of the lane and stays on their side the whole time. When there are 3 or more people in a lane, you must circle swim.
How many lengths do you need to swim to make a mile?
72 lengths of the pool or 36 laps make a mile
Adult Stroke Technique & Intro to Masters
Intro: A perfect class for the adult swimmer who is new to masters swimming, triathlons and/or lap swimming in general.
Adult Stroke Technique: Designed to serve as a stepping stone to a masters swim class, participants will do more technique work and less yardage. Harbor is a USMS registered masters workout group of Wisconsin Masters.
This class is designed to increase your speed, endurance, and confidence going into your next race. Training with a group and the varied challenging workouts will help you achieve your goals while having fun. Racing at local Master’s meets is available, but not required.
Workouts designed specifically to help triathletes improve their current race pace. Participants will use goal times/paces for accountability during the workouts. Technique instruction, race tips and strategies and team camaraderie are all included. Each participant will receive a weekly email with workouts to do on their own. Registration includes a free cap.
Train 2 Tri
This workshop is designed for beginning triathletes who need some help preparing for the swim portion of their race. The 8 week course will cover all aspects of swim preparation including technique drills to help with efficiency & speed, workouts to help build swimming endurance, open water swim practice and race strategies and tips. Most sessions will meet in the lap pool however we will also have a couple sessions in Lake Mendota (leaving from Marshall Park.) In addition to lot of individual feedback during our classes, each participant will also receive extra swim workouts to do on their own between sessions.
Fitness is a
We truly believe Harbor Athletic Club is a club for all reasons. Whether your reason is to increase your fitness level, learn to relax by taking yoga, feel recharged in group exercise classes, or just want to stretch your muscles in the warm water pool, you can find it at Harbor.