A swimmer may need to convert an overall distance into a number of laps in a pool.

One lap is the length of the pool (not down and back).


A standard Olympic-sized pool is either 25 or 50 meters in length.


1 yard is 0.9144 meters.

1 mile is 1,609.3 meters = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet


distance traveled =

= (number of laps) * (length of pool)


number of laps required to swim a distance =

= (distance to be traveled) / (length of pool)

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