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rookie
April 25th, 2008, 04:28 PM
What would be an average time for a non racing 1600 meter swim in a pool. I realize there are a lot of factors as far as age and ability. 20 to 30 minutes 30 to 40 minutes?

ALM
April 25th, 2008, 07:41 PM
The standard race distance is 1500 meters. Swim times vary depending on age, sex, ability, and pool length. A 1500 swum in a 25-meter-long pool is going to be faster than a 1500 swum in a 50-meter pool.

You can get an idea of the variety of times by going to:

www.usms.org >>> Competition >>> Event rankings,
or just click here:
http://www.usms.org/comp/meets//toptimes.php


I just did a couple of quick searches; here are the results:

1500 Free, 2007, Men, ages 18-104 inclusive, 50-meter pool:
Fastest swimmer: 17:07.98
Slowest swimmer: 49:17.01

1500 Free, 2007, Men, ages 18-104 inclusive, 25-meter pool:
Fastest swimmer: 16:42.31
Slowest swimmer: 49:02.00

jim clemmons
April 25th, 2008, 07:50 PM
What would be an average time for a non racing 1600 meter swim in a pool. I realize there are a lot of factors as far as age and ability. 20 to 30 minutes 30 to 40 minutes?

Based on your term - "average" - I'd go with the 20 to 30 minute range. This should encompass 85% of the roughly 40 year olds.