edkeer at YAHOO.COM
Thu Oct 24 12:34:59 UTC 2002
I also swam in highschool (80-84), and more recently
on a Masters team. I've always used laps. Although
non-swimmers often get confused when you talk about
laps and I usually translate into lengths. BTW most
pools I've been in had designated "lap-lanes".
--- Robert Fitzke <fitzke at MICHCOM.NET> wrote:
> I swam in high school (41-43, two state
> championships, Battle Creek,
> Michigan) and college (46-48). We usually said
> "lengths" instead of laps,
> e.g. "I did 100 lengths today." Other high svchool
> swimmers I talked with
> also used "lenths". Laps, however, was not
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Indigo Som <indigo at WELL.COM>
> To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 1:18 PM
> Subject: length swimming
> > On a recent trip to Wyoming, I went swimming at
> the Casper YMCA.
> > While there I heard 2 different people refer to
> "length swimming" --
> > instead of "lap swimming", which is what I have
> always heard
> > throughout all my lap swimming life in California.
> Any thoughts,
> > explanations?
> > Indigo
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