Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Swimming Pool Sizes
Welcome everyone! Today we're going to talk about the pool sizes that are used for competitive competition. There are three main pool sizes.
Short Course Yards - A Short Course Yards pool is a 25-yard pool that typically has 6-8 lanes (although it can have more). Short Course Yards pools are typically used in American competitions, although usually is not used in international competitions. Times swum in Short Course Yards are typically the fastest of the three.
Short Course Meters - A Short Course Meters pool is a 25-meter pool that typically has 6-8 lanes (although it can have more). Short Course Meters pools are often used in Canada, Australia and some European countries, and is sometimes used in international competitions. Times swum in Short Course Meters are typically slower than Short Course Yards but faster than Long Course Meters.
Long Course Meters - A Long Course Meters pool is a 50-meter pool that typically has 8-10 lanes. Long Course Meters pools are the most commonly used pools, and are used in most international competitions. Times swum in Long Course Meters are typically the slowest.