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A Mile is How Long???
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? 
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Convert 30mins to seconds, and divide by 72 = 25 seconds per length. Last edited by CoachToby : 03302013 at 09:25 PM. 
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35 laps = 70 lengths or 5,250 ft (70 x 75 ft) 33 laps = 66 lengths =4,950 ft
1 mile = 5,280 ft and a swimmer's mile is 1500 meters or 4,950 ft at least that is what I have read Sherry 
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When I read about the times people put down for the Mile Swim Time....like 35 minutes or 30 minutes......Do they tend to use the swimmer's mile? Or the actual mile?
When I said laps, I meant 2 lengths per lap....I've always preferred looking at it that way.... Also.....What would be considered an average time for a mile swim versus a good time for an amateur swimmer? 
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A swimmer's mile is a term I wouldn't think anyone needed to use anymore as its confusing. Much easier to refer to it as 1500m Swim laps are normally referred to as single lengths, even though 2 lengths is a true lap that gets you back to the start. 
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Generally in 25 meter pools the mile is taken as 64 lengths, which is somewhat less than a statute mile (1762 yards) . 65 lengths is somewhat longer . 72 lengths would be a lot longer. In my opinion if you are not living in the USA you should think in meters as far as swimming is concerned and regard the mile as something irrelevant.
In the old days, when converting meters to yards for athletics purposes, we took 100 meters as 109 yards one foot and one inch, which I believe is fairly accurate. The figure for one meter is 39.37 inches I believe. The 200 meters race is a little shorter than the 220 and the 400 meters and 800 meters a little shorter than the 440 and 880 yards. 
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Very clear. Firstly I am not really about the estimation of A Mile and I also have the wonder as caronis. Luckily for me read this topic. Tks your sharing.

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I think its 33 lapse.

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Thanks for sharing

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