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Hi Evergreen Swim Club,

Welcome back and welcome to our Long Course Meters (LCM) season!

As we look to find a way to make our Short Course Meters (SCM) training relevant I would like you all to spend some family-friend time to review how to “convert a time”. 

Take a look at the conversion chart that I got from Colorado Swimming, the LSC that Missy Franklin swims for, and maybe all this SCY-LCM-SCM talk will start to make sense and the jargon and comparisons will become easier.   

Here’s their website  www.csi.org/conversions.aspx.  They also have a nifty time conversion table if you want to plug in your best times. 

Mental Training!

Coach Josh.   

 

 

 

Short Course Yards to Long Course meters

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Stroke

---------------50's---------------

Butterfly

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 0.7 sec

Backstroke

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 0.6 sec

Breaststroke

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 1.0 sec

Freestyle

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 0.8 sec

Stroke

---------------100's---------------

Butterfly

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 1.4 sec

Backstroke

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 1.2 sec

Breaststroke

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 2.0 sec

Freestyle

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 1.6 sec

Stroke

---------------200's---------------

Butterfly

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 2.8 sec

Backstroke

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 2.4 sec

Breaststroke

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 4.0 sec

Freestyle

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 3.2 sec

Ind. Medley

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 3.2 sec

Stroke

---------------400's---------------

Ind. Medley

(Meters Time) = (Yards Time) x 1.11 + 6.4 sec

   
   

(Short Course Yards to Short Course Meter: Multiply by 1.11)

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r Long Course Meters to Short course Yards.  t C

Stroke

---------------50's---------------

Butterfly

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 0.7 Sec) / 1.11

Backstroke

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 0.6 Sec) / 1.11

Breaststroke

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 1.0 Sec) / 1.11

Freestyle

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 0.8 Sec) / 1.11

Stroke

---------------100's---------------

Butterfly

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 1.4 Sec) / 1.11

Backstroke

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 1.2 Sec) / 1.11

Breaststroke

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 2.0 Sec) / 1.11

Freestyle

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 1.6 Sec) / 1.11

Stroke

---------------200's---------------

Butterfly

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 2.8 Sec) / 1.11

Backstroke

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 2.4 Sec) / 1.11

Breaststroke

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 4.0 Sec) / 1.11

Freestyle

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 3.2 Sec) / 1.11

Ind. Medley

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 3.2 Sec) / 1.11

Stroke

---------------400's---------------

Ind. Medley

(Yards Time) = (Meters Time - 6.4 Sec) / 1.11

   
   

(Long Course Meters to Short Course Meters: Just subtract seconds)


 

 

400/800 meters (long course) converts to 500/1000 yards by dividing meter time by .8925.

1500 meters (long course) converts to 1650 yards by dividing meter time by 1.02.

500/1000 yards converts to 400/800 meters (long course) by multiplying by .8925.

1650 yards converts to 1500 meters (long course) by multiplying by 1.02.

To convert Long Course Meters to Short Course Meters use the following formulas for distance events:

400 freestyle: long course time - 6.4 seconds = short course meters time.

800 freestyle: long course time - 12.8 seconds = short course meters time.

1500 freestyle: long course time - 24.0 seconds = short course meters time.

Conversions for distance events