How many laps in a pool is 500 meters?
It takes 10 laps in an 50m Olympic size swimming pool and 20 laps in a 25m long swimming pool. A lap = a length. It's confusing because on a track, a lap is an oval path around the track back to the starting point. A pool is a straight line vs an oval on a track so when you travel it's entire length, you've gone a lap.
You have to swim 20 laps of the pool in a 500 yard race. One lap is considered one length of the pool, or 25 yards. In the 500, you are allowed a counter. The counter sits at the far end of the pool and shows you how many laps you have swum. The counter will show up to the number 17, then on the 19th lap, he or she will show a red sign.
In the Winter Olympics, there are both individual events and team events in speed skating. Men's individual events are the 500 meters, 1000 meters, 1500 meters, 5000 meters, and 10000 meters. Women's individual events are the 500 meters, 1000 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters. The men's team event is a pursuit of 8 laps where 4 skaters skate 2 laps each. The women's team event is a pursuit of 6 laps where…
How many laps in a Triathlon, depends on the distance of the race. Most "sprint" triathlons have a swim that is 500 yards or 750 yards. In a 25 yard pool, that is 20 to 30 laps. Most other triathlons are open water swims, ranging from 1.5Km for Olympic distance events up to 3.8Km for what is commonly referred to as Ironman distance.