Competitor Swim is the leader in racing lane technology, comprised of discs and donuts with flow through technology that allows for turbulence control the entire length of the lane, eliminating dead spots and water bounce-back. Internationally recognized for both its Competitor racing lanes and the more recent Gold Medal racing lanes, introduced at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Each individual disc measures 4 inches in diameter and consists of a series of 5 fins projecting from the center hub. Mid way on the length of the disc hub is a radially extended web member, which supports an annular-section ring-shaped flanges in co-axial relationship with the central bore. To assist in damping the longitudinal wave forces, the web member is formed with a multiplicity of circular openings. The web in conjuction with the multiple fins combine to impede, aerate, dampen and break up the other. Both the web and the fins functions are very important in that most waves will not intersect the lane in a perpendicular manner.
Each Competitor lane consists of a series of 6 inch plastic disks and donuts strung on a vinyl coated 3/16ths inch stainless steel cable. Each disk is designed to rotate independently of the others allowing the swimmers wake energy to be absorbed and dispersed along the channel provided within the lane. This feature allows for consistency of wave quelling from one lane to another, a unique feature not found in other products.
Competitor racing lanes are attached to the pool wall using a stainless steel spring at one end, and a stainless steel and bronze ratchet reel at the other for proper tension. For safety purposes the take up reel is designed to be tightened with a removable wrench. This prevents individuals from manipulating the lane lines.