Sinéad M I'm half-way there, in that I've managed to swim a mile. All I need to do now is do it 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
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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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Peter P A little frustrated today. Went out in the bay to do the mile. Was using a mask and snorkel due to the rough water. (no fins). Mask started leaking badly. Front lens fell out when I finished the swim. Only got 1311 meters done. Will be heading out again soon.
Aija M encouraged this.
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.
Lisa R encouraged this.
Brenda D 'Swim Ireland' have organised an 'Swim for a mile' event across a few pools. When you register you can avail of free swimming classes until the event. I'm going to 2 different swimming classes this week.
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)... :)
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 :)
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!
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