FAQ:
Lap Swimming will follow a circular pattern, swimming on the right-hand side of the lane at all times except to pass. Please try to pass another swimmer at the wall.
What’s the difference between a “lap” and a “length”?
A length is the distance from one wall to other in the pool. A lap is two lengths of the pool.
• One length is 25 yards
• Two lengths is one lap (50 yards)
How many laps are in mile? In competitive swimming, the “mile” event in a meet is 1650 yards.
• 25 Yard Configuration: 66 Lengths/33 Laps is a swimming mile = 1650 yards
• 25 Yard Configuration: 70.4 Lengths/35.2 Laps is a technical mile = 1760 yards

How many calories do you burn while swimming? See chart below

Type of Swimming at Various Body Weights Per Hour 130 lbs 155 lbs 190 lbs
Laps, freestyle, fast/vigorous effort 590 704 863
Laps, freestyle, light/moderate effort 472 563 690
Backstroke, general 472 563 690
Breaststroke, general 590 704 863
Butterfly, general 649 774 949
Leisurely, general 354 422 518
Sidestroke, general 472 563 690
Treading water, fast/vigorous 590 704 863
Treading water, moderate effort 236 281 345