Originally Posted by caronis
I'm a bit confused by the number of laps in a 25 yard pool that constitute a mile....I thought it was 35 laps, but now I'm reading that it's 33 laps for a "swimmers mile".....I don't get it.
I'm also trying to figure out how fast my lap times need to be in order for me to swim a 30 minute mile.....Are there time calculators out there that I can use?
A swimmer's mile is 1650 yds, or 66 lengths (the closest event possible in a 25 yard pool to 1500m). There are 72 lengths in a real mile.
Convert 30mins to seconds, and divide by 72 = 25 seconds per length.