Get Swimming Week Three

This week, we work up to 900 metres in three sessions, with the programme focused on breathing, breast stroke and mushroom float techniques. The instruction video meanwhile looks at turning and bilateral breathing.

In Week 3 of The Irish Times Get Swimming course, Melanie Nocher focuses on turning at the wall, bilateral breathing and treading water, while also increasing your distance to 900m. More details on irishtimes.com/getswimming

 

Welcome to Week 3 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 April.

Week Three

In week 2, we built up your swimming distance to 800 metres, with Olympic swimmer and swim coach Melanie Nocher, guiding you along the way. This week, we work up to 900 metres in three sessions, with the programme focused on breathing, breast stroke and mushroom float techniques. The instruction video meanwhile looks at turning and bilateral breathing.

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 = 40 lengths
Total distance = approx. 800m

Session Two
Total Lengths = 42
Total Distance = approx. 850m

Session Three
Total Lengths = 44
Total Distance = approx. 900m

Click here to download week three as a printable pdf

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

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