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Backlash from the waves hitting the side of the pools and then back into the lane makes for an unfair, choppy conditions. Also the most common number of finalists is 8 and there are 10 lane.

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Q: How come the first and last lanes are not used in Olympic swimming competitions?
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There are 10 lanes in an olympic swimming pool

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Why are there yellow lanes in the middle of an Olympic swimming pool?

to keep the swimmers in there own lanes

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In a normal Olympic Pool there are 10 lanes. I'm not too sure what a semi Olympic pool is!

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How many lane ropes are used during ALL Olympic swimming competitions?

In Olympic swimming pools there must always be 10 lanes. Although only 8 of these are used it still must have a lane rope between each lane, so there are 9 lane ropes used.

What is the size of the Olympic swimming lane?

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It depends in the standard of the simming race, for Olympic or World Championships then the pool has to have 10 lanes however only the middle 8 are used. For lesser competitions it depends on how many lanes the pool has, usually a minimum of 6 however for smaller and older pools which are very rarely used there may be 4 or 5 lanes

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An Olympic swimming pool usually has 8 lanes, but sometimes has up to 16.

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In major swimming competitions the lane ropes are colour coded. What is the order of the colours?

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How wide is a competitive swimming pool?

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The dimensions of an Olympic pool are required to be 25 meters by 50 meters. PCH=NOT 10

How many yards in an olympic size pool?

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What is the minimum amount of lanes in an olympic swimming pool?

FINA which is the world governing body for international swimming calls for a 50 Meter pool with 8 lanes. However movement is being created for having pools built with 10 lanes, with the outer 2 not being used for competition. (The waves created by swimmers bounces off the side walls and 'slows' down the swimmers in those lanes, thus an buffer is created by not using lanes 1 and 10 in competition). That said, if you are talking about size, Olympic generally refers to the length of the pool, not the number of lanes.