Get Swimming Week Five

In your three sessions this week, we are working towards being able to swim 1,100 metres

In Week 5 of The Irish Times Get Swimming course, Melanie Nocher focuses on turning at the wall, bilateral breathing and arm and leg kick technique, while also increasing your distance to 1100m. More details on irishtimes.com/getswimming

 

Welcome to Week 5 of Get Swimming, a 12-week programme brought to you by The Irish Times, in association with Swim Ireland. This training programme will help you to build your swimming stamina and confidence, so you are able to swim a mile by May.

Week Five

Last week, we built up to swimming a distance of 1km. In your three sessions this week, we are working towards being able to swim 1,100 metres. This week’s programme focuses on: breast stroke, sculling practice and bilateral breathing. Your swimming coach, former Olympian Melanie Nocher offers tips on these and arm and leg positions in our instruction video.

If you are taking part, you need to be able to commit to three training sessions a week. Remember, you can register for Swim Ireland's Swim for a Mile challenge at swimforamile.com. 

Session One
Total lengths = 50 lengths
Total distance = 1,000m

Session Two
Total lengths = 54 lengths
Total distance = approx. 1,100m

Session Three
Total lengths = 54 lengths
Total distance = approx. 1,100m

Click here to download week five as a printable pdf

Email fitness@irishtimes.com or tweet questions with #GetSwimming.

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