lap length is the inside dimension of a pool whereas the Development length is the dimension of the hole required to build the pool.
no a lap is down and back
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
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.
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."
A rectangular pool shape is longer than it is wide. A lap would be comprised of swimming the length of the pool.
Depends on the pool's length...
When I was swimming competitively, a lap was down and back. A "length" was just once down the pool.
A lap in an Olympic size pool is down and back, it's just farther than doing a lap in a 25 meter pool. A lap in an Olympic pool is 100 M whereas a lap in a regular pool is 50 M.
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.
An Olympic pool is 50 meters in length so 50 meters would be one length of the pool .