Swim

The Basics of Swimming

1st Leg of Triathlon

Standard Triathlon Swim Distances

Super Sprint                                                         500 meters / (0.3 miles)

Sprint                                                                    750 meters /  (0.46 miles)

Standard / Olympic / International                     1.5 km (0.93 miles)

Half Ironman (70.3) / Half Distance / Middle      1.9 km (1.2 miles)

Ironman (140.6) / Full Distance / Long               3.8 km (2.4 miles)

Pool Information

25-yard pool

(Length refers to 1 time down pool)

(Lap refers to swimming down and back)

Super Sprint

20 Lengths / 10 Laps  (500 yards)

Sprint

32 Lengths / 16 Laps  (800 yards)

Olympic / Standard / International

68 Lengths / 34 Laps  (1700 yards)

Half Ironman / Half / Middle Distance

80 Lengths / 40 Laps  (2000 yards)

Ironman / Full / Long Distance

160 Lengths / 80 Laps  (4000 yards)

 

Pool Information

25-meter pool

(Length refers to 1 time down pool)

(Lap refers to swimming down and back)

Super Sprint

20 Lengths / 10 Laps  (500 meters)

Sprint

32 Lengths / 16 Laps  (750 meters)

Olympic / Standard / International

68 Lengths / 34 Laps  (1500 meters)

Half Ironman / Half / Middle Distance

80 Lengths / 40 Laps  (1900 meters)

Ironman / Full / Long Distance

160 Lengths / 80 Laps  (3800 meters)