Mile Swimming Duration Statistics

The average duration of mile swimming is around 30-40 minutes for recreational swimmers.

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"On average, it takes around 45 minutes to an hour to swim a mile at a leisurely pace."

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"For an intermediate swimmer, the average time to swim a mile is 30 to 45 minutes."

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"In the 1500-meter freestyle long course, Sun Yang set the world record swimming time at just 14:31.02 minutes (which is nearly a mile)."

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"Intermediate swimmers burn about 60 calories in 10 minutes swimming moderately. Therefore, during the 35 minutes it takes them to swim a mile, they burn about 210 calories."

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"Freestyle swimmers travel at a speed of 4.5 km/h (2.8 mph). As a result, it would take these swimmers roughly 20 minutes to swim a mile."

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"In a major race such as the Olympic Games, men complete the 1500m freestyle (approximately 0.93 miles) in about 14 to 15 minutes, while women finish in around 15 to 16 minutes."

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"For a regular swimmer, swimming for 45 minutes covers about a mile."

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"In the Ironman triathlon, male winners usually finish the 2.4 miles swimming distance in about 50 minutes. If the speed remained constant, this would equate roughly to 21 minutes for a mile."

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"A swimmer with basic skills is typically able to swim a mile in about 52 minutes."

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"The average pace for age group swimmers for a mile ranges from 40 to 50 minutes."

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"A speed of 3.36km/h means that the average person would swim a mile in 45 minutes."

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"Swimming the English Channel, a distance of about 21 miles, can take anywhere from 6 hours 52 minutes to 28 hours 44 minutes. This translates to about 20 minutes to 1 hour 22 minutes for 1 mile."

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"In most local swimming leagues, the median 1650-yard freestyle (approximately a mile) time for men is between 18:40.05 to 20:30.52, while women tend towards 20:30.16 to 24:00.07."

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"In the pool, men aged 50 to 54 on average take 22:04.36 minutes to swim a mile, while women in the same age group swim a mile in an average time of 27:39.70 minutes."

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"Most people can maintain an open water swimming pace of 2 miles per hour. Therefore, their average duration to swim a mile would be 30 minutes."

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"The Olympic record for 1500m freestyle swim (approximately a mile) for men is 14:31.02 minutes and for women it is 15:25.48 minutes."

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