Instructions for swim meet audience and competitors

  • You’ll find the locker keys from the locker doors
  • Team managers and coaches, make sure that your team leaves their keys to the locker doors after competition.
  • There should be enough lockers also for the audience.
  • You can access the spectator area via the pool deck.
  • Entry to the spectator area only in indoor shoes. You may change shoes in the locker rooms.
  • No glass to the showers or the pool deck (including the spectator area), please!
  • The diving and kids’ pools are for competition warm-up or recovery swims.
  • Use of diving boards, platforms, the water slide and climbing wall during the warm-up and the competition is forbidden.
  • Once the electronic timekeeping panels have been installed, exit from the deep end of the competition pool only by using the ladders.
  • The results will be displayed on the cafeteria wall and after competition at
  • The competition office is downstairs, entry via the stairs left from the front door.

Instructions for swimmers:

  1. Check beforehand when your start is. You’ll find a list of heats from your team manager or coach, or from the corridor next to the cafeteria.
  2. Arrive to the marshalling area between the kids’ pool and the cafeteria for a roll call.
  3. After your name has been called, please sit on the indicated chair (you may still warm-up etc. after the call is finished). You will be escorted to the start.
  4. Take off your clothes and check your equipment the latest when you hear a series of whistles.
  5. Get on the blocks after you hear a long whistle. (In backstroke, get to the water on the first long whistle and grab the handles on the second.)
  6. Take your marks (get ready to start) when you hear the command ”PAIKOILLENNE”. Wait for the start signal without moving.
  7. After finishing your swim, exit the pool using the ladders on the sides. Do not to block other swimmers from finishing their swim.

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