Number of laps in a mile

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How many laps are there in a mile?

It depends on the length of the pool

Not too many people know that the correct definition of a “lap” is two lengths of the pool: down and back.  It is important to know that in practice, it is far more common for people to say “laps,” and mean “lengths.   The number of laps in a mile varies on the length of the pool.  For example, to swim 1650 yards or meters in a measuring 25 yards or meters, you would need to do 66 laps.  On the contrary, in a pool measuring 50 yards or meters you would need to do 33 laps.

 

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