I swim every Mon, Wed and Fri in my local pool from 0600 - 0700 and have done so for about 18 months, you get used to the same faces and chat and get to know other swimmers. I know who swims a what pace and put myself in the lane for my ability. This has always worked perfectly until this morning when for the first time ever the 50m pool was reduced to 25m with a floating pontoon, apparently there is a swim course being run, fine. The problem was that there were the same amount of people in half as much pool and it was horrible. I imagine the life guards were having a ball watching people getting in a tizz bumping in to each other and stacking up at each end, it was like practicing mass starts in doors. I would say that on average there are about 40+ swimmers each morning with one large granny lane and 5 swim lanes, which is fine in a 50 but was carnage in a 25 as people just weren't used to it. If only I could have videoed it.