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Some people feel that a lap and a length are the same thing. They will use the terms interchangeably. Competitive swimmers do not often talk about lengths, but when they do they usually mean one complete length of the pool. As such, a lap generally refers to two lengths. For example in a 25 yard pool, a mile is ~35 laps, or ~70 lengths.

Webster's II New College Dictionary uses the following definition for lap in regard to pools: "2.b. One complete length of a straight course, as in a swimming pool."

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Yes. Out and back lengthwise is considered a lap.

a length is 25 yards/meters if you are in a short course pool a lap is 50 yards/meters if you are in a short course pool

Nothing really, to swim the length of the pool is to do one lap. To swim 2 lengths is to swim two laps, so on and so forth.

No. A lap is two lengths and two widths of a swimming pool. You have to go around the swimming pool to complete one lap.

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20 lengths of a 25 meter pool, or 10 lengths of a 50 meter pool. Some people refer to a lap as one pool length, while others refer to a lap as down and back (2 lengths). I haven't found which one is the correct terminology, but the term length has only one meaning (for the particular pool that you are using).

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