Pace Combinations For Open Water

This chart shows Stroke Length x Tempo Combinations to create Pace for 100 meters. This chart is intended for open-water (no walls, no flip-turns or interruptions to the stroke), therefore

Pace = (100m/SL) x Tempo

Pace Chart OWa


To convert your pool SPL into universal Stroke Length number:

Pool Length – Glide Distance = Swim Distance

Swim Distance / SPL = SL

For example:

Maria swims in a 25 meter pool. She glides 5 meters from the wall to begin her first stroke #0. She has an average SPL of 19.

25m – 5m = 20m Swim Distance

20m / 19 SPL = 1.05 meters per stroke.




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