Swim Distances

Sprint Distance Triathlon
Swim distances will vary. Usual distance will be ¼ mile or approximately 450 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 1650 yards.

Half Iron Distance Triathlon
Swim distance is 1.2 miles or approximately 2100 yards.

Iron Distance Triathlon
Swim distance is 2.4 miles or approximately 4200 yards.

 

Please Note:
Distances are not exact. They have been rounded for practical use.

25 Yard Pool-
1 length = 25 yards (from wall to wall)
2 lengths = 50 yards
4 lengths = 100 yards
¼ mile = about 450 yards = 18 lengths
½ mile = about 850 yards = 34 lengths
1 mile = about 1750 yards = 70 lengths
1.2 miles = about 2100 yards = 84 lengths
2.4 miles = about 4200 yards = 168 lengths

50 Meter Pool
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 1600 meters = 32 lengths
1.2 miles = about 1900 meters = 38 lengths
2.4 miles = about 3900 meters = 78 lengths

 

 

 

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