Lap swimmers (former college, triathlete, and dedicated amateurs) tend to prefer a temperature between 76 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. This range has proved to be most healthy for general lap swimming.
Warmer pool temperatures lead to higher energy costs and higher pool chemical costs, since bacteria grow more and faster at higher water temperatures.
While some argue that water temperature is a matter of personal preference, hot-water swimming can dangerously dehydrate and overheat even the most fit swimmers. In October 2010, a 26-year-old professional swimmer died from severe fatigue in a race held in 87-degree water.
Many community and YMCA pools raise temperatures to mollify vocal water aerobics groups, rather than requiring their trainers to provide active, healthy workouts. Also, many pools keep their temperatures higher because they do Arthritis classes in the water - and usually, warmer temperatures can be initially more comfortable for arthritis sufferers. 85 degrees is the temperature the pool is at in the winter here in Hawaii for the arthritis classes principally. Generally there are not significant complaints from the lap swimmers (many of whom may choose instead to swim in the ocean water).
The recommended temperature for a single use facility that caters to lap swimmers, children and elderly is 79-82 degrees.
A lap in a pool is measured by the long side of the pool. The longest length of the pool is often used for races by swimmers.
Lap pools are designed for fitness and speed for swimmers. Some disadvantages of this model of pool are they get crowded, generally no diving and having to go with the flow of other swimmers can be annoying.
One reason is that tall swimmers swim a shorte distane on eah lap in a pool. A six inch difference in totalbreah with arms extended means a two foot advantage in a four lap race. Tall swimmers swim a shorter distance!
Each facility makes up their own rules. Most places allow only lap swimmers in a lap pool. It is common for there to be two swimmers in a lane in a recreational facility. The general rule, too, would be - - if the lap lane(s) are being used by someone then keep the children and yourself out of those lap lanes. Common courtesy.
Comfortable swim temperatures range from 80~90 degrees based on personal preference, 82-85 degrees F is a good swim temperature for general but not lap swimming.
If the pool is 25 yards , and a lap is one length of the pool, then it would take 70.4 laps to go a mile. In a 25 meter pool you need to swim 64.4 laps. In collegiate swimming competitions, the swimmers in the mile event swim 64 laps in 25m pools.
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 M.
A lap is defined as swiming up and back, or a total of 50 yards in a 25 yard pool. Most good swimmers can swim one lap in uder 30 seconds. When swimming 50 yards 32 times in a row most good swimmers would average under 50 seconds a lap. Meaning an avage good swimmer can swim 32 laps in about 26 minutes.
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 25 yards or 25 meters, thus making a lap 50 yards or meters. You would need to ask the pool director if the particular pool is meters or yards as it can be difficult to tell, unless you are a really good judge of distance. Other pools can be 50 meters. Olympic-size pools are 50 meters x 25 meters.
One length is one lap. Webster's II New College Dictionary gives this definition in regard to swimming pools: "2.b. One complete length of a straight course, as in a swimming pool."I think the confusion comes from a swimmer being "lapped", which is a different term and has a different definition. As a competitive swimmer in summer, high school, and college, we counted 1 length as 1 lap no matter how long the pool, and never talked about "lengths of the pool" at all. My lap counters always counted down from 20 for the 500 and from 64 for the mile (in 25m pools). In the Olympics the 50m is one lap. But, the definition of a lap is not linked to any particular measurement; when you turn around, you are swimming a new lap.Perhaps we can do away with the confusion by just talking about yardage/meters instead which is how most competitive swimmers talk about how far they swam.Some people think that 2 lengths of the pool is a lap -- that is from start to the end of the pool and back (seems to make sense, right?), however, according to the rules of the Olympic games, a lap is one length of a pool. This is how competitive high school and college swimmers count laps, as well. In track a lap is one complete distance of the length of track. It's the same in swimming; one length of the pool is one lap.
One length of the pool is one lap. Webster's II, New College Dictionary gives this definition in regard to pools: "2.b. One complete length of a straight course, as of a swimming pool."I think the confusion comes from a swimmer being "lapped", which is a different term with a different definition. As a competitive swimmer in summer, high school, and college, we counted 1 length as 1 lap no matter how long the pool, and never talked about "lengths of the pool" at all. My lap counters always counted down from 20 for the 500 and from 64 for the mile (in 25m pools). In the Olympics the 50m is one lap. But, the definition of a lap is not linked to any particular measurement; when you turn around, you are swimming a new lap.Perhaps we can do away with the word "lap" and confusion by just talking about yardage/meters instead.Although many swimmers consider two lengths (there and back) to constitute a lap. In reading and talking with many other swimmers, this is the common consensus. It is rare to find those who count one length as a lap. Just like in running, a 'lap' is once around the track, to your starting point. The same logic applies to swimming. A lap is when you reach your starting point again.
A regular pool lap is 25 yards, or meters. In professional racing, such as the olympics, a 50 meter pool is used.
A rectangular pool shape is longer than it is wide. A lap would be comprised of swimming the length of the pool.
I think you should just adjust to the temperature of the water.I am a nationally ranked swimmer and I like the pool at 68-73 degrees.At a temperature of 82, you should only be in the water for 25-30 minutes. I don't know how long you plan on swimming, but even 82 degrees to me sounds way to warm. I you decide what to do.AnswerWe usually heat ours to around 85�F. In fact, in the summer, we consider our pool cool if it stays below 90�F (we live in Phoenix where 115�F is normal). Also, while they say that a spa around 105�F shouldn't be used for more than 15 or so minutes by an adult, water at 85�F is safe for an indefinite amount of time.Water Temperature A Sore Spot For Pool OperatorsPool temperature is one of the biggest sore spots for pool operators. The answer is simple. If you are seeking repeat business, heat the pool at to a temperature the patrons will enjoy.My recommendations are as follows: ''competitive swimming'' - the swim coach should determine the temperature ''hotels and resorts'' - 84 to 86 degrees is an ideal range ''athletic clubs or YMCAs'' - it depends on who they are catering to. If they cater to lap swimmers, 82 degrees is a reasonable temperature. For casual swimmers, near 84 degrees is better. Warmer than 84 degrees will be too warm for lap swimmers.Bill Soukup President Commercial Pool & Spa Supplies Inc. www.commercialpool.com
lap swim is swimming from the starting place of the pool up to the other end of the pool. . .
no a lap is down and back
One lap of the pool is usually 25 meters or yards. An Olympic pool is 50 meters long.
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."
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.
When I was swimming competitively, a lap was down and back. A "length" was just once down the pool.
This depends what type of swimming pool you are in. If your in a 50m pool, then 1 lap is bound to be 50m, then it's the exact same in a 25m pool, you would have swam 1 lap which is equivalent to 25m.
The distance in one lap of swimming depends on which pool one is in. Competitive swimmers consider one lap to be one length. In the US, there are three types of pools used for competition. The first is called a 25 yard pool. It is 25 yards and is generally used in high school swimming and in club swimming during the winter season. Another type of pool is a 25 meter pool. It is generally used in the summer for club swimming. The final type of pool is called a 50 meter pool. It is the standard type used in club swimming during the summer. This type of pool is used at the Olympics.
For lap pool swimming, the width of the lanes is narrower than the Olympics. For lap pools, it is 6.5 to 7 feet wide for each lane.
One lap is usually measured as the distance from one end of the pool to the other and back. For an Olympic-size pool, which is 50 meters in length, one lap is 100 meters.