Get Swimming Week Two

This week, we build up to a distance of 800 metres, with Olympic swimmer and swim coach Melanie Nocher, guiding you along the way.

In Week 2 of The Irish Times Get Swimming course, Melanie Nocher focuses on breathing, front crawl and sculling, while also increasing your distance to 800m. More details on irishtimes.com/getswimming

 

Welcome to Week 2 of our Get Swimming programme, which we have built to complement Swim Ireland’s Swim for a Mile challenge. Over the 12 weeks of the course, we aim to coach you to your one-mile goal – 64 lengths of a 25-metre pool – with our our videos, training plans, articles and diaries.

Pools all over the country are participating; you can check the full list at swimforamile.com.

“The challenge is for people who can swim at least two lengths of a 25-metre pool in some shape or form and want to gain the skills and abilities to use the activity as part of a balanced lifestyle,” says Sarah Keane, chief executive of Swim Ireland. “Don’t allow yourself to be put off by thinking that swimming a mile sounds very far. If you are prepared to commit yourself to swimming three times a week, and follow the Swim Ireland programme, you will be amazed by what you can achieve . The programme is about building up the distance bit by bit and being consistent about it.”

Week two

Our first week focused on building your swimming distance to 650 metres. This week, we build up to a distance of 800 metres, with Olympic swimmer and swim coach Melanie Nocher, guiding you along the way. The instruction video looks at turning, techniques for front crawl and sculling. 

Session One
Total length = 32 lengths
Total distance = approx. 650m

Session Two
Total Lengths = 34
Total Distance = approx. 700m

Session Three
Total Lengths = 40
Total Distance = approx. 800m

 
Remember, you can register for Swim Ireland's Swim for a Mile challenge at  swimforamile.com.
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