Enter the total length of one lap (m/yds,ft) and the total number of laps into the Swim Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Swim Distance. 

Swim Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Swim Distance. 

Dswim = L L * #L

  • Where Dswim is the Swim Distance (m,yds,ft)
  • LL is the total length of one lap (m,yds,ft) 
  • #L is the total number of laps 

How to Calculate Swim Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Swim Distance.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total length of one lap (m,yds,ft). 
    • The total length of one lap (m,yds,ft) is given as: 50.
  2. Next, determine the total number of laps. 
    • The total number of laps is provided as: 40.
  3. Finally, calculate the Swim Distance using the equation above: 

Dswim = L L * #L

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

Dswim = 50 * 40 = 2,000 ((m,yds,ft))

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total length of one lap (m,yds,ft) = 50

total number of laps = 7

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

Dswim = L L * #L = ?