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.
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