It takes 32.18 laps to equal a mile in an Olympic sized swimming pool. The reason the number of laps in a mile is not an even number is because the standardized Olympic pool size is in meters.
Continue ReadingA standard Olympic pool is 50 meters long. One length of the pool is considered one lap. Because there are 1609.34 meters in a mile, it would take slightly over 32 laps to swim a mile. At the Olympic games, the longest event, excluding the marathon, is a 1500 meter race, which consists of an even 30 laps. The marathon event, which is 10 kilometers, takes 200 laps to complete.
Learn more about SwimmingThe number of laps a person must swim to reach 400 meters depends on whether he is swimming in a standard 25-yard, 25-meter pool or an Olympic-sized 50-meter pool. There are 22.860 meters in 25 yards, as one yard equals .91440 meters.
Full Answer >Pools used for diving competitions in the Olympic Games are known as diving wells and must be at least 5 meters deep. A diver enters the water by launching off a springboard or platform located at the edge of the diving well.
Full Answer >In a 25-yard pool, 70.4 laps equal a mile. Dividing the number of yards in a mile (1,760) by the length of the pool (25) results in the number of laps that are in a mile.
Full Answer >One mile is equivalent to swimming 66 lengths or 33 laps in a standard pool. A standard short course pool in the United States is 25 yards long. A long course pool is 50 yards.
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