I am new to the whole training for Tri thing and I was wondering how to calculate the difference between laps and miles. I would like to stick to mostly pool swimming till my race gets closer, but I don’t know anything about lap swimming or distance.

Most pools are going to be around 50-100 meters, so just go online and find yourself a metric conversion calculator and plug in what distance you want. There are free ones all over the place.

An actually mile in yards is 1,720, however in swimmer a mile is 1650 yds (used in competitions)… in a 25 yd pool, 1 mile is 66 lengths (25 yards per length)

Actually a mile is 5,280 feet or 1760 yards. Be careful many older pools ar 25 yards (my Y is). A quarter mile is 440 yards. I swim by total time after I have figured out my lap time. It is too mind numbing to keep count. Alternatively you can mix in a lap of an alternative like breast stroke every 10th and only have to count that high. Good Luck!

50yrds * 3ft = 150ft/lap * 33 = 4950ft so.. add on another 330 ft …. it’s not an exact science
(we ran the 1600 meter in track and I know thats not exactly a mile but it’s close

So 65 laps is 1625 meters.
I do 66 laps on my lunch break M-F so I have the math down.
I do the last lap because it takes me back to the end of the pool i started at.
Which happens to be where my towel is at too.

So 65 laps is 1625 meters.
I do 66 laps on my lunch break M-F so I have the math down.
I do the last lap because it takes me back to the end of the pool i started at.
Which happens to be where my towel is at too.

you mean 65 lengths, not 65 laps is 1625 in a 25 meter pool. 65 laps would be 2 miles or 3250 meters (65 x 50 = 3250).