How it Works…



Our easy 4-step process

Getting started is easy with Swim for a Mile.
Follow our 4 easy steps below and you’ll be in the pool in no time!


Signup or login

Creating an account is free or you can login to your existing account.


Access Training

Login and access your free training programme which will be released in February 2022.


Select & Pay

Select your venue, date & time slot for the timed event and pay to secure your booking.


Swim your Mile

Prepare for your challenge through attending SFAM training sessions and designated technique clinics

How does it work?

Swim For Mile is back for 2022 with the relaunch of our Indoor Challenge as well as our Outdoor and Individual Challenges. Registration will be opening shortly for our Indoor Challenge which is due to take place in June 2022.

Swim Ireland coaches have written swimming programmes that will enable 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 close to you. 

Please note that training lists, schedule and costs are 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 pack.

What’s more, those who register for an event with us will also receive access to SFAM only, technique clinics from former International and Olympic swimmers at designated centres. But be warned, the clinics fill up quickly so early registration is advised! You’ll be able to book clinics via your SFAM dashboard on the first Monday of March, April and May.

Check out our Pool List to find a participating pool near you now. Everyone will also receive training tips, video demonstrations and online support throughout the programme 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 registration goes to The Children’s Health Foundation and the fantastic work that they do, participants are also encouraged to continue their fund raising efforts in any way they can: 

Click here to donate to Children’s Health Foundation


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