Post by Tri With Us on Jun 2, 2015 19:18:53 GMT -5
Print this out - put it in a ziplock bag (or laminate it) and keep it with your swim drills.
Swim Distances For Racing and Training Sprint Distance Triathlon Swim distances will vary. Usual distance will be ¼ mile or approximately 500 yards to ½ mile or 800 yards. International Distance Triathlon Swim distance will vary. Distance may range from ½ mile to 1.5k or 800-1700 yards.
Olympic Distance Triathlon Swim distance is 1.5k or approximately 1700 yards.
Half Iron Distance Triathlon Swim distance is 1.2 miles or approximately 2000 yards.
Iron Distance Triathlon Swim distance is 2.4 miles or approximately 4000 yards.
25 Yard Pool - this is the short distance of most lane pools 1 length = 25 yards (from wall to wall) 2 lengths = 50 yards 4 lengths = 100 yds ¼ mile = about 500 yards = 20 lengths ½ mile = about 800 yards = 32 lengths 1 mile = about 1700 yards = 68 lengths 1.2 miles = about 2000 yards = 80 lengths 2.4 miles = about 4000 yards = 160 lengths
50 Meter Pool - this is "long course" of some pools 1 length = 50 meters 2 lengths = 100 meters ¼ mile = about 400 meters = 8 lengths ½ mile = about 800 meters = 16 lengths 1 mile = about 1500 meters = 30 lenghts 1.2 miles = about 2000 meters = 40 lengths 2.4 miles = about 4000 meters = 80 lengths
Post by Tri With Us on Jun 3, 2015 11:34:08 GMT -5
The long distance is 50 meters. They will have some mornings/nights with long course now that it's summer. They posted a schedule on the website, but it's not necessarily accurate or reliable. Last year we found it was more "hit or miss," so we modified our workout session if we happened to get a long course setup.
On Wednesday nights, when the pool seems least busy, we've been able to do some "zig zags" on the short course to simulate a long distance swim in the pool.
Post by Sean Johnson on Jun 15, 2015 15:57:07 GMT -5
Wow, I just found a pool I am going to try and visit. Supposedly they have Swim coaches there most nights for free help. The Long Center, sorry people, it's in Clearwater-near me. 20 Lanes of Olympic distance. I will let you know how it goes. Check out this schedule.... don't be jealous. Most days are the same as Monday.