- A Swimming Pool that is 65-80 feet (or 20-25 meters) long and 35-65 feet (or 10-20 meters) wide; the water depth throughout the Pool should be the same, and 3.5 feet (or 1 meter) is the ideal water depth.
- Padding that completely covers the concrete rim of the Pool (including the edges of the Pool), so that any competitor's fall can be cushioned.
- Two stationary partitions (which also serve as padding/cushions) that float on the water, across the length of the Pool; these two partitions divide the Pool into three identical running Lanes with each Lane having a minimum width of 5 feet (or 1.5 meters).
- Semi-complicated buzzer/bell systems (located at each end of each Lane of the Pool), which can only be operated by someone who is on another person's shoulders.
- Time-keeping devices, which can be simple Stopwatches.