If you can't get past within the length of the pool, follow them to the end and hope like hell they realise and let you turn around first. If they don't then....do the standard pool thing and glare daggers at them.
How slow are they that you're *treading water*, ffs?
Do the triathlete overtake, grab a leg and pull them backwards.
Then kick them in the face for good measure after you have passed.
Hey I mention being kicked in the face because that has happened to me on two occassions in the pool... I'm not mean or anything...
I usually get flailed on the boob.
But yeah, couldn't go into a different lane because there I'd be the one causing all the holdup, and am so slow at overtaking that I need about half a lane-length to get past someone, but there was never that much clear space. Basically I'm the Austin 1800 (our family's car when I was a kid) of swimmers.
We should race and see who is slower. :P
Slowest person wins ice cream ;)
Blair: *pricks up ears at mention of ice cream*
The Austin/Morris 1800 was much faster than an 1100, Minor or a Mini.
Stand up before the end step across the lane and swim of while the slow ones are turning
Couldn't honestly log that as a full lap.
I'd certainly be in with a good chance of winning the ice cream if that's the contest.
I'd drown before coming last.
That is where interval training in swimming is useful rather than plodding.