I'm new here and I find the "general swimming related questions" forum to be way too broad a topic with a lot of threads.
How about breaking this down, such as:
* Swimming equipment and supplies
* Speed or stroke improvement strategies
* Weight loss and fitness questions
* A forum just for newcomers to club swimming
* Just for men; just for women; just for senior swimmers, etc.
This would make the forums more approachable and inviting.