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# When swimming in a pool what is the difference between swimming a length vs a lap?

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Some people feel that a lap and a length are the same thing. They will use the terms interchangeably. Competitive swimmers do not often talk about lengths, but when they do they usually mean one complete length of the pool. As such, a lap generally refers to two lengths. For example in a 25 yard pool, a mile is ~35 laps, or ~70 lengths.

Webster's II New College Dictionary uses the following definition for lap in regard to pools: "2.b. One complete length of a straight course, as in a swimming pool."
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# What is the standard swimming pool length for lap swimming?

Length of a Lap Pool A common lap of a pool is 50 meters internationally. Swimming competitions are generally held in 50m pools. Many colleges or well equipped facilities ha

# What is the standard swimming pool width for lap swimming?

  The standard for a pool depends on the season of swimming. Long course season, which you see in the Olympics, takes place in a pool 50 meters in length. Short course sea

  Yes

# What is the difference in number of laps to swim a mile between a 25-yard pool and a 25-meter pool?

  first, how many laps to swim a mile in a 25 yard pool.   Second, how many laps to swim a mile in a 25 meter pool.   Third, subtract the lowest number to get your a

# What is the difference in Swimming Length vs laps?

  a length is 25 yards/meters if you are in a short course pool   a lap is 50 yards/meters if you are in a short course pool

# How long is a lap in a swimming pool?

A lap is two lengths of a pool as defined by most competitive swimmers and Webster's Dictionary. The distance of a lap depends on how long the pool is. Most pools are either 2

# What is the difference between a length and a lap in a pool?

  Nothing really, to swim the length of the pool is to do one lap. To swim 2 lengths is to swim two laps, so on and so forth.

# What is the Standard lap of a swimming pool?

One lap of the pool is usually 25 meters or yards. An Olympic pool  is 50 meters long.

# What is length of swim lap in feet?

  Most swimming pools are either 50m or 25m in length, in feet these are 164 feet and 82 feet respectively

# How many laps is one length in a swimming pool?

Internationally, it is usually 50 meters, but in the US they have both 50 meter and 25 yard pools. In most places in the US, it is a 25 yard pool because the US measuring syst

# What is the difference between a pond and a swimming pool?

a pond is smaller

# How many laps makes a mile when swimming in a 60 foot length pool?

88 laps   found by 60 feet per lap, and 5280 feet per mile, so 5280/60=88.

# Is a lap the same as a length in swimming?

No. A lap is two lengths and two widths of a swimming pool. You have to go around the swimming pool to complete one lap.

# Is a lap in an olympic size swimming pool just one length of the pool?

A lap in an Olympic size pool is down and back, it's just farther than doing a lap in a 25 meter pool. A lap in an Olympic pool is 100 M whereas a lap in a regular pool is 50

# How many laps is 500yds in a swimming pool?

Assuming a 25 yards long pool, 10 laps (20 lengths of the pool).

# What is the difference between salt water swimming pools and chlorinated swimming pools?

They are actually both chlorinated. The "salt water pool" simply means there is a salt chlorine generator that makes chlorine from the salt. The water usually has a softer fee

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