Get Swimming Week Four

This week’s programme focuses on front and back crawl body and head positions and catch up arm pull. Your swimming coach, former Olympian Melanie Nocher offers tips on these and combination floating in our instruction video.

In Week 4 of The Irish Times Get Swimming course, Melanie Knocher focuses on turning at the frontcrawl, breathing patterns and head and body positions, while also increasing your distance to 1000m. More details on irishtimes.com/getswimming

 

Welcome to Week 4 of Get Swimming, a 12-week programme brought to you by The Irish Times, in association with Swim Ireland. Over the coming weeks, this training programme will help you to build your swimming stamina and confidence, so you are able to swim a mile by May.

Week Four

In your three sessions this week, we are working towards being able to swim one kilometre, using a front crawl stroke. 

This week’s programme focuses on front and back crawl body and head positions and catch up arm pull. Your swimming coach, former Olympian Melanie Nocher offers tips on these and combination floating 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 length = 46 lengths
Total distance = approx. 900m

Session Two
Total lengths = 48
Total distance = approx. 950m

Session Three
Total lengths = 50
Total distance = approx. 1,000m

Click here to download week four as a printable pdf

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

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