Is there an advantage to swimming in lanes 4 and 5 in the Olympics?
Dad insists there is and I'm out to prove him wrong, gimme a hand?
Being in the middle lanes is advantageous in two ways: first, the waves bouncing off the walls can slow down the end-lane swimmers and second, the swimmers in the middle lanes have a better view of their competitors.
The pool is a rectangle. All sides are equal. It's impossible for one lane to have an advantage.