Frequently Asked Questions
Which pool does Fastlane Swimming use for training?
Training and racing with the Fastlane Swim Team?
Like many Masters swimming programs, Fastlane caters to adult athletes with a wide range of swimming abilities. On our roster we have swimmers who are new to the sport, as well as several highly accomplished veteran swimmers. We are proud of all the podium finishes that top Fastlane swimmers earn at domestic and international competitions throughout the calendar year; Fastlaners hold multiple Hong Kong age group and other records. But the key at Fastlane is to improve the individual swimmer’s technique and times – no matter what their starting level may be!
We generally swim in 50 meter pools with multiple lanes, so there is plenty of lane space to accommodate different swimmers’ levels. Workouts tend to last at least 60 minutes, so you should feel comfortable swimming for this duration. Sample interval times for 100-meter freestyle workouts may start at 2:30 to 2:00 and drop from there. Workouts usually include drill and stroke work, plus endurance/speed components, all depending on the coach’s daily plan and proximity to upcoming meets.
Don’t feel like you are ready for Fastlane yet? Check out our Development sessions on Saturday mornings or arrange 1-to-1 lessons.
Where can I find the training schedule?
How to use FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro?
What levels of swimming can be expected at Fastlane?
In general, swimmers are 1 of 3 distinct levels of swimming. Learn, Train, Race ... and Fastlane covers them all.
How do I know which pool the sessions are at? and how do I get in the pool?
The POOL is the first word of the session name. For Example, Wanchai Group Training will be at Wanchai pool, SYS Group Training will be at Sun Yat Sen pool and so on. The session names are listed on the Mindbody app, so you would know when you make the booking.
What equipment should I bring to training? What should I have in my bag?
Do I need to register with the HKASA? Why?
For swimmers who swim regularly with Fastlane Swimming, YES as a Masters Swimmer (MS). And of course, you become part of the Fastlane family!
How do I book sessions? What is Mindbody?
Fastlane uses the Mindbody App to manage its bookings. To sign up with Fastlane via the desktop, you can click on the following logo:
What is Masters Swimming?
Masters swimming is a special class of competitive swimming for swimmers 25 years and older. Premasters is normally included as well, from 18 years old (Hong Kong, Canada, United States and Australia) or 20 years old (Europe).
Are there any kids, teenagers or young adults at Fastlane?
Yes, Fastlane runs 'learn to swim LTS' programs at some schools and have run middle school teams.
I am a triathlete and don't care much for the other strokes. Can I do everything in Freestyle/Front Crawl?
Our sets include a good mix of stroke work, but the majority of the distance work will inevitably be freestyle/front/crawl. We will not prohibit you from swimming everything in freestyle, but we do recommend cross training other strokes for a more rounded swimming experience.
Can I get individual learn to swim or stroke correction lessons?
Yes, these sessions can be booked/arranged directly, depending on pool/lane availability. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does Fastlane do any open water swimming?
Numerous celebrated open water swimmers regularly join our group training sessions, but open water group swims are generally organised and agreed upon by the individuals in their personal capacity. Having said that, individual swimmers have won many OWS in HK including the annual Cross Harbour race. As teams, Fastlane has won many categories of the Clean Half and Cold Half races held in Hong Kong.
What is the cancellation policy? 12 Hours!
Once a session is booked, it can be cancelled online or via the Mindbody app upto 12 hours before the session starts.