what size is yours?

cw106
cw106 Posts: 952 Member
length of swimming pool obviously!
gym pool is 12.8 metres.
62 laps to the half mile
78 lengths to a kilometre/1000 metres
100. minimum daily
125. 1mile
156. 2 km/2000m.
i think at this stage i would find a 25m pool daunting.
loving my pool time.

does size really matter?

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  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,026 Member
    25 yd. pool

    1 mile = 70 lengths

    2 mile = 140 lengths
  • 60sPanda
    60sPanda Posts: 303 Member
    20m pool for me - makes counting km swum easy, but in miles its just over 80 lengths for 1 mile.
  • AquaticQuests
    AquaticQuests Posts: 945 Member
    length of swimming pool obviously

    Lol! Obviously! I'm usually at 25m but occasionally get to a 33m and once in a long while a 50m
    does size really matter?
    Yep it does.
    :-)
    Mostly in the mind, but if you are usually a 12 er and you encounter a 50m it can be pretty daunting!
    If you do tumble turns that is lots more tumble turns (tiring) but you also get lots more wall push off (advantage).

    If you rest after each length, then you will find yourself pretty breathless in a 50 m pool.

    As an objective I would aim for a pool at least 25 m long if there is one nearby!!!
  • holly1283
    holly1283 Posts: 741 Member
    25M pool. Would love to try a 50M pool sometime. I really liked the open water swim for my mile but don't really have access to those last 2 options. When I swim in my friend's outdoor pool I swim in a circle and only for time. It's to hard to calculate even though it is a nice sized pool. Sometimes going back and forth to make a mile or more is boring. It's a good thing I just love to swim.
  • Macstraw
    Macstraw Posts: 896 Member
    CW - being Irish, you scared me ;-) & I wasn't going to post, but since it's POOL length you're asking about - 25 yards......
  • PoesyP
    PoesyP Posts: 37 Member
    Size definitely matters to me - the bigger the better!

    I like to swim distance so the more room to stretch out the better, so I love my 50m summer pool. I have swum in a 100yd one too, which is fantastic! Down to a 20m for the winter though and I feel a bit like a lion pacing in a cage.
  • Roaringgael
    Roaringgael Posts: 339 Member
    I swim in a 50 metre indoor pool in winter and in summer I often go to an outdoor pool for a change.
    I find its easy to do the lengths and easy to count 50 laps = 2.5kms.
    I think I might get dizzy in a smaller pool with all the turns!
  • ImaWaterBender
    ImaWaterBender Posts: 516 Member
    25 meters year round and a 50 m in the summer, outdoors. Love that one!
  • cw106
    cw106 Posts: 952 Member
    length of swimming pool obviously

    Lol! Obviously! I'm usually at 25m but occasionally get to a 33m and once in a long while a 50m
    does size really matter?
    Yep it does.
    :-)
    Mostly in the mind, but if you are usually a 12 er and you encounter a 50m it can be pretty daunting!
    If you do tumble turns that is lots more tumble turns (tiring) but you also get lots more wall push off (advantage).

    If you rest after each length, then you will find yourself pretty breathless in a 50 m pool.

    As an objective I would aim for a pool at least 25 m long if there is one nearby!!!

    took your advice and scoped out a newer gym with a 25m,laned pool.
    giving it a try tomorrow with a view to joining permanently.
  • sheepotato
    sheepotato Posts: 600 Member
    The gym has a 25 meter indoor pool, sectioned off into lanes.
  • LiftHeavyWeights
    LiftHeavyWeights Posts: 336 Member
    25 meters main pool.
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 3,015 Member
    Local Pool is a 25 meter. 40 Lengths to the Km. 20 Laps.
    I visit a 50 meter pool Love it. 20 Lengths to the Km. 10 Laps.

    Love the 50 Meter Pool. Less turns, I thought it would be exhausting and I would being sucking for breath at the end of a length but once I had my rhythm established it was easy. Now I look forward to a Road Trip so I can make waves and turns in the big Pool.
  • cw106
    cw106 Posts: 952 Member
    new gym is actually called a health and wellbeing centre!
    25m with 3 lanes.
    next week sees the start of included swim tuition called swimfit.
    looking good for 2015.
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    Bruceapple wrote: »
    25 yd. pool

    1 mile = 70 lengths

    2 mile = 140 lengths

    Actually, it is a hair longer. 70.4. (or 35.2 laps.)
    The first interger lap/mile point is 5 miles at 176 laps. :)

    My Y is 25 yards. I do 110 laps a day for 5.03km. Love the smell of chlorine in the morning.