##### Asked by: Hegoi Garnier

asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th June, 2020

# How many laps is a mile in a swimming pool?

**1610**meters is 32.2 lengths. 25Meter Pool:

**1610**meters is 64.4 lengths.

Also question is, how many swimming laps is a mile?

The overly-simple answer is this: To **swim** 1650yards in a pool measuring 25 yards you would need to do 66**lengths** of the pool. In a pool measuring 50 yards you wouldneed to do 33 **lengths**. You can use the same calculation fora 25 meter pool (66 **lengths** to **swim** 1650 meters, or33 length of a 50 meter pool)

One may also ask, what is a swim mile? –> 1500 meters (1.5k) is the standardinternational race length (1640 yards), and Americans commonly(though inaccurately) refer to this distance as “the**mile**.” Since we called the 1500 meter **swim**“the **mile**,” the name stuck to the 1650 yard**swim**, even though it is 110 yards shy of an actual**mile**.

Similarly one may ask, how many laps in a pool is a good workout?

To begin, commit yourself to three times a week, 30minutes per **workout**. Try swimming for as **much** of thattime as you can, and count your **laps**. You should be able tocover anywhere from 20 to 30 **laps**, at least.

How long is a swimming lap?

Some people think a “**lap**” is twolengths of the pool. They are wrong. In an Olympic-size 50-meterpool, one **lap** is 50 meters. In an American short-course25-yard pool, a **lap** is 25 yards.