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Swim a mile without stopping

Young or old, fit or not, this challenge is for all swimming newbies looking to loose a few pounds and test your swimming endurance. There is no time limit in completing the one mile swim, so it does not matter if it takes you 4 weeks or 4 months. Training up to that mile I would recommend swimming 3 times a week pushing yourself that little bit more each time, thus improving aerobic capacity and increasing your distance. A mile is the equivalent of:

80 lengths in a 20m pool
64 lengths in a 25m pool,
49 lengths in a 33m pool,
And 32 lengths in a 50m pool.

Remember there is no time limit in completing this challenge, and you are allowed to change stroke throughout. The only rule is no stopping! Good luck!

Swim a mile without stopping Challenge rules

  1. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

Related Exercises

Training for the following exercises will be automatically logged against this Challenge:

Swimming, Swimming Freestyle, Swimming Butterfly, Swimming Back Stroke and Swimming Breast Stroke

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“Excellent challenge! Even though I swam more than this distance a few times, I usually took breaks in the pool. Only managed to do it in a sea swim race.”

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Allison F Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge

Allison F Did the Zero to Mile Challenge today in the pool. My 8 year old did Zero to half Mile. Am very proud of his achievement. Did front crawl for the challenge. No major problems, just boring having to count lengths, I normally use my swimming time to daydream and plan.

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Judy C Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge
I fail each time around 1:30 hr freestyle and yet I fail to count laps, my count laps watch always not working good. When I focus my stroke, I total loss the laps. and this make 3000 miles difficult: Difficulties: 1. breathing - I have got headache problem for long swim >1.25 hr 2. I can't persist 3000 m for free style . Any help?

Lisa R encouraged this.

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Sounds like breathing is the issue. Id suggest getting someone to look at your stroke.

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Karin S Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge

Contributorgold Karin S Done today, yeah!

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Lavinia I Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge

Contributorgold Lavinia I I did it! It took almost the entire time the pool is open (1.5 hours daily Mon-Fri), but I didn't stop. I was tempted... but I just slowed down (even more)... :)

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Could someone help out with it? Like... a brother? Maybe your son... soon enough! :)

Velmurugan D encouraged this.

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my sons r too young,,,my wife is a software engineer,,but her schedule is also hectic,,,???

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