lap and length

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Oct 24 17:22:02 UTC 2002

Super!!!  That means I've been doing twice as many laps as I thought I was!
(Now if I just wouldn't always lose track of how many I've done--whether
one-way or round-trip....)

Peter Mc.

--On Thursday, October 24, 2002 12:44 PM -0400 Frank Abate
<abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET> wrote:

> "lap" is used -- at swim meets, at least -- to mean 'passage
> in one direction for one length of the pool', and never means 'round
> trip'.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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