Swimming and Diving Distance Conversion Chart

By on January 03, 2017 swimming & diving

25-YARD/METER AND 25-METER/YARD CONVERSION FACTORS

This conversion chart may be used for seeding and qualifying times but not national records.

Girls     
  Yard/Meter Meter/Yard
200 Medley Relay  1.116 0.8961 
200 Freestyle 1.108 0.9025
200 Individual Medley 1.110 0.9009
50 Freestyle 1.115 0.8969
100 Butterfly  1.111 0.9001
100 Freestyle 1.112 0.8993
500 Freestyle/400 Freestyle 0.8772 1.140
200 Freestyle Relay 1.117 0.8953
100 Backstroke 1.111 0.9001
100 Breaststroke 1.112 0.8993
400 Freestyle Relay 1.114 0.8977
     
Boys    
  Yard/Meter Meter/Yard
200 Medley Relay 1.115 0.8969
200 Freestyle 1.108 0.9025
200 Individual Medley 1.111 0.9001
50 Freestyle 1.119 0.8937
100 Butterfly 1.114 0.8977
100 Freestyle 1.111 0.9001
500 Freestyle/400 Freestyle 0.8780 1.139
200 Freestyle Relay 1.116 0.8961
100 Backstroke 1.111 0.9001
100 Breaststroke 1.110 0.9009
400 Freestyle Relay 1.114 0.8977

 

Example 1: A male 50-yard freestyle time of 23.78 is multiplied by 1.119 to yield a 50-meter time of 26.61 (26.6098 rounded to the nearest 0.01).

Example 2: A female 400-meter freestyle time of 4:27.47 is changed to seconds (4 X 60 sec/min + 27.47 = 267.47 sec) and multiplied by 1.140 to yield a 500-yard time of 304.92sec, which converts to 5:04.92.(304.9158 is rounded to 304.92 and that number is converted to minutes and seconds.)