Swim Ireland’s Swim For A Mile is an initiative aiming to encourage people to get back into the pool and become confident life-long swimmers.

Why Swim for a Mile?

How it Works

Swim For Mile offers three challenges;

  • Indoor Pool Challenge; running from January – April annually within indoor swimming pools nationwide
  • Outdoor Pool Challenge; running from June – August within heated outdoor swimming pools nationwide
  • Virtual Challenge; running continuously throughout the year for participants who wish to complete the challenge in their own time.

Swim Ireland coaches have written a swimming programme, that enables those who can swim a little to swim a mile in just 12 weeks. You can choose to follow the programme on your own or join one of the SFAM training groups at a participating pool.

Please note that bookings for the weekly SFAM training is managed by the individual pools and not by Swim For a Mile.

For those who wish to set a definite target for themselves, swimmers can opt to complete their mile in an official Swim For A Mile challenge event, where their swim will be timed and they will receive a Swim For A Mile event pack.

What’s more, those who register for an event with us will also receive access to SFAM only, technique clinics from International and Olympic swimmers at designated centres. But be warned, the clinics fill up quickly so early registration is advised!Technique clinics run at the end of January, February, and March.

Everyone receives training tips, video demonstrations and online support throughout the programme and via our website’s news section.

Charity Partner

Children’s Health Foundation

Swim For a Mile’s Official Charity partner is the Children’s Health Foundation.

Children’s Health Foundation raises vital funds to support sick children and their families in CHI hospitals and urgent care centres in Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly.

10% of every SFAM booking goes to The Children’s Health Foundation and the fantastic work that they do.

You can find our FAQ’s here.

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