How it works...

Straight in!

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 January 2020.

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 properly with limited free coaching clinics

How does it work?

Swim For a Mile takes place annually from January to May, with registrations opening the December prior. 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 free, expert-led 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 January, February and March at 9am via your dashboard.. 

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 Temple Street Children’s Hospital. 147,000 sick children from all over Ireland are treated in Temple Street each year. 

Temple Street have been caring for Irish Children for over 145 years, when you support Temple Street, you become part of an extraordinary circle of care, made up of world class medical staff, loving families and generous supporters. 

10% of every SFAM registration goes to Temple Street 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 Temple Street Children’s Hospital