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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!

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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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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! :)

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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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Janna C Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge

Contributorgold 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...

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Florian C Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge

Stattosilver Florian C logged 1.61 km of Swimming in 0:40:00 on 2 January 2013

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i did a mile in the pool once thats 64 lengths i think but it took me like 60-90 mins and i rested as i turned - not a natural swimmer - used to do 2 lengths holding my breath and then die - now i have learned how to breathe but its still a challenge - power to you and best of luck- you can do 5k

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I really like swimming and since I had to do length for my diploma in high school I'm a bit use to it. But 5k is going to be hard in open water! No side of the pool to push you further! We'll see! But swimming is really like running, first you run 5 minutes and you're dead and then you can do a marathon!

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Graham H Swim a mile without stopping  Challenge

Contributorgold 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

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i have forced myself to do swimming because i wanted to do triathlon or vice versa, i only do 200/400mtr pool swims, i am getting much stronger in the water but i am still not confident or relaxed - but i honestly want to be

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Wanting to be is a great start - Enjoy your swim tomorrow!

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