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)... :)
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!
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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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Janeen P I came within 100 meters last night--and then the pool closed and they kicked me out! Maybe I will get there earlier tonight and do it...
Gery G tip is to slow down your chosen stroke until you can swim lengths comfortably, then increase the speed
Janna C I nearly did this last week but stopped at 1500m for a drink (halfway)! Today I swam 2.8km in an ocean swim race - there was no stopping :)
Janna C Technically I've done this a couple of times in events but I don't want to complete two challenges in one. Yesterday was a 2km swim but we had to get out after about 750m and run around flags before swimming a 1250m lap, so that's not really a mile without stopping...
Graham H i have done a mile in a swimming pool but to be honest its been 64 lengths and i pretty much stop and turn each time - i want to be able to do this so i will have to learn better turns - i hate swimming with a passion - here goes i should be swimming Thursday - yikes tomorrow
Marion H Im going to attempt this one tomorrow when I head down to do laps..I am NOT a great swimmer, but would love to do a Triathalon next year..
Joel E Ever since I was able to complete this challenge, I always would aim to repeat it on my every swimming sessions.
Susan S Managed 54 lengths non stop, first 10 was tough and had to rest but 54 was easy peasy once I got into it.... next time!!!!
Alan V encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!