This is a greater distance than most endurance workouts (equivalent to 0.33 of a mile). A 25-meter/yard pool with four lengths (or two laps) equaling 100 meters.

The reason this is an important factor in determining how hard your swim workout is, is because the more yards you swim, the harder it is. So if you can swim 100 yards easily, then you know your swim workout is going to be easy. But if you can't swim that far yet, then you should do something about it before starting off on **any long workouts**. It's all about progress and improvement.

There are other factors that may affect how hard your swim workout is, such as the temperature of the water, **how much rest** you get between sets, etc. But the number of laps is probably the most important factor.

In conclusion, one lap equals **50 meters** or 0.5 miles. Two laps equal 100 meters or 1 mile. And so on.

500 yards is roughly similar to 450 meters, or four and a half laps in an Olympic-sized-or 50-meter-pool; a lap is two lengths, or "there and back," as they say in swimming. 500 yards equals **nine laps** in a standard-sized pool (about 25 meters).

The swim itself is called a "freestyle" because the body moves through the water without any special strokes being used. There are many variations on this theme, but for simplicity's sake we will just discuss the backstroke here. In the backstroke, as you lift **your head** out of the water and take a breath, you should be going backward as well. This is so that by the time you put your face back into the water there is no net gain or loss of momentum.

As long as you keep moving forward instead of staying still, you will get farther away from the edge of the pool. This is why it is important not to stop moving your arms and legs when swimming freestyle: if you do, you will quickly find yourself at a disadvantage because you will need more effort to start moving again than what it takes to stay afloat in the first place.

Swimming distances are usually measured in feet or meters, but also yards and miles have been used historically.

25-yard swimming pool (Short Course) Lengths in **Miles Yards Laps** 800 yards for half a mile 32 different lengths 16 Laps One mile (Olympic Distance) is approximately 1700 yards. 68 different lengths 34 Laps 2000 yards, 1.2 miles (Half Ironman Distance). 80 laps, 80 lengths 4000 yards, 2.4 miles (Ironman Distance). 160 measurements 80 Laps

The number of laps required to complete a mile depends on the sort of swimming pool where you are working out. It will most likely take place in a 25-yard (SCY), 25-meter (SCM), or 50-meter (LCM) pool.

In a meter pool, your "25" time will be slower. However, because a meter pool is longer, you will wind up swimming fewer laps to complete a mile. There are also Olympic-size swimming pools, which are 50 meters in length.

25-yard swimming pool (Short Course)

Miles | Yards | Lengths |
---|---|---|

100 yds | 4 lengths | |

¼ mile (Sprint Distance) | about 500 yards | 20 lengths |

½ mile | about 800 yards | 32 lengths |

1 mile (Olympic Distance) | about 1700 yards | 68 lengths |

25-yard pool: This is the pool length most swimmers in **the United States** utilize during the short course season, which occurs largely during the winter months. 25-yard pools are commonly used for high school and collegiate swimming events, and many leisure pools in the United States are similarly 25 yards long.

A mile is equivalent to swimming 64 lengths in a 25-meter pool. If one lap equals two lengths, a mile requires around 32 laps in a pool of **this size**.

A swimmer must perform 33 laps in a 50 meter (164 foot) pool and 66 laps in a 25 meter (82 foot) pool to swim a mile, which is defined as 1650 yards. A lap is a one-way swim length of the pool for a swimmer. What is the length of an Olympic swimming pool?

25-yard pool: This is the pool length most swimmers in **the United States** utilize during the short course season, which occurs largely during the winter months. 25-yard pools are commonly used for **high school** and collegiate swimming events, and many leisure pools in the United States are similarly 25 yards long.