Swimming competitions are generally held in 50m pools. Many colleges or well equipped facilities have pools that are 50 meters.
A lap can be either 25 meters or 50 meters. In the Olympics and major National events they swim 'long course' events which means the pool is 50 meters in length. However, there are still short course swim meets like 'Fina' and the pool is only 25 meters.
In America there are also lots of yard pools both in 25 yard length (short course) and 50 yard length (long course) varieties
The standard for a pool depends on the season of swimming. Long course season, which you see in the Olympics, takes place in a pool 50 meters in length. Short course season, which takes place in the winter, takes place in a 25 yard pool. Most neighborhood pools are 25 yards.
A lap is two lengths of a pool as defined by most competitive swimmers and Webster's Dictionary. The distance of a lap depends on how long the pool is. Most pools are either 25 yards or 25 meters, thus making a lap 50 yards or meters. You would need to ask the pool director if the particular pool is meters or yards as it can be difficult to tell, unless you are a really good judge of distance. Other pools can be 50 meters. Olympic-size pools are 50 meters x 25 meters.
My answer will talk about pools within the USA and those within Europe. In the USA, we use the decimal system-inches, feet, yards. In Europe, the metric system is used-millimeters, centimeters, meters. The standard pool size in America is a 25 yard in length pool. They vary quite a lot in terms of pool width some having as few as four or five lanes to as many as twelve to fourteen lanes.
In Europe, two standard sizes are used-25 meters and 50 meters in length. Here again , the widths of the pools vary considerably.
As a competition swimmer from America, I see no need to build any more 25 yards in length pools. Since international competitions are carried out in 50 meter pools, I would suggest that 50 meters in length pools become the standard pool size in length in the USA.
generally 25 yards or 25 meters in length, and at least 4 to 5 feet deep. http://swimming.about.com/od/buildapool/a/poolsizedepth.htm
depends on how long your pools lanes are. Mine is 25meters.
Most are 25 meters, although some are 50 meters. Olympic pools are 50 meters.
One lap of the pool is usually 25 meters or yards. An Olympic pool is 50 meters long.
A rectangular pool shape is longer than it is wide. A lap would be comprised of swimming the length of the pool.
I am assuming by professional, you mean Olympic size. An Olympic size pool is 50 meters. The most common lap pool is 25 yards.
If you mean for long distance competition, it would be freestyle, what used to be called the crawl, with a slow "2-beat" kick. If you mean for survival, low energy use, where you don't need speed to overcome a current, a non-official stroke called the side-stroke would be the best for just keeping afloat and moving with minimum effort.
A lap is not a standard unit of length and so the question cannot be answered. For example, a lap ina swimming pool will be quite different to one on a track field.A lap is not a standard unit of length and so the question cannot be answered. For example, a lap ina swimming pool will be quite different to one on a track field.A lap is not a standard unit of length and so the question cannot be answered. For example, a lap ina swimming pool will be quite different to one on a track field.A lap is not a standard unit of length and so the question cannot be answered. For example, a lap ina swimming pool will be quite different to one on a track field.
The answer depends on the length of a lap: a lap of a running track will be considerably larger than a lap of a swimming pool!
An Olympic pool is 50 meters in length so 50 meters would be one length of the pool .
An average recreational pool, is 25 yards per lap, some competetive pools are 25 meters per lap, and an olympic sized pool is 50 meters per lap.
It takes 10 laps in an 50m Olympic size swimming pool and 20 laps in a 25m long swimming pool. A lap = a length. It's confusing because on a track, a lap is an oval path around the track back to the starting point. A pool is a straight line vs an oval on a track so when you travel it's entire length, you've gone a lap.
A lap in a pool is measured by the long side of the pool. The longest length of the pool is often used for races by swimmers.