A project selected at a Beers and Ideas forum has seen three new red bouys installed to mark an open water swimming lane in Warrnambool's Lady Bay.
Running parallel to the beach and stretching over 100 metres, the bouys provide swimmers the opportunity to practice their skills close to the shore.
Warrnambool's Luke Taylor initially proposed the concept after seeing a photo on a Facebook swimming forum.
"The photo had a guy sitting on a pontoon with swim lanes, and I thought wouldn't that be amazing," he said.
"It's great for people who aren't confident, and it encourages people.
"Even on the Beers and Ideas night there were lots of people saying they could have a go at that distance."
The idea evolved from a plan with pontoons and up to 3 roped swimming lanes.
"The problem with lane ropes is the tides and they have to be stretched between two anchors," Mr Taylor said.
A swimming night and social event will be held on Friday March 1, starting at 6.00pm, to recognize the new lane.
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