The Olympic Pool's Massive Size By The Numbers

The Olympic Pool's Massive Size By The NumbersTuesday, Michael Phelps won a record nineteenthcareer Olympic medal, after anchoring the US's 4x 200 meter freestyle relay team to a gold medal victory in London.

In an effort to provide further background regarding Phelp's accomplishments, it is interesting to highlight some facts about the Olympic size swimming pools that have made him so incredibly famous.


660,000 – Number of approximate gallons of water in Olympic size pool

10- Number of lanes in Olympic size pool

50 meters (164 ft) – Length of Olympic size pool

25 meters (82 ft) – Width of Olympic size pool

2.5 meters (8 ft 2 in) - Width of swimming lane in Olympic size pool

2.0 meters (6 ft 7 in) - Depth of Olympic size pool