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  • This guide will show you how to create a free account and register for the Swim for a Mile Challenge in three easy steps. The video below is the animated version and a text version is below if you scroll down.

    STEP 1

    Signing up is easy. Simply click the signup link on the top menu bar (top of this page) or click here which lets you create a free account with swimforamile.com. Then lookout for the activation email and click the link in this mail. Sometimes with so many different email companies and providers, the activation email might get hidden inside your junk or spam folder so be sure to check these folders if you haven’t received it after a few minutes.
    If you do not receive an activation email then your provider may have blocked the email so please get in touch with us at swimforamile@swimireland.ie providing your full name and email address that you registered with.

    STEP 2

    Once successfully activated, you can now go to the website and login using your details you registered with (your email address & chosen password). This will bring you to your personal dashboard where you can edit details of your account. From here the next step is to select a free training programme. You can choose the 1 x 600m format or the 1 x 800m format. These are training programmes aimed at getting you fit and confident for the Swim for a Mile Challenge in March 2018. To select your training, click on the Select Programme button and then choose either 1600m or 800m option and click save. You’ll receive our exclusive training programme which you can download every week helping you to get in the best shape for the challenge. Your free training programme will now appear in your dashboard every Friday so you can download it. An email will be sent to remind you of this.
    Please note you must choose a training format first in order to register your place in the Swim for a Mile Challenge.

    STEP 3

    Now that you’ve chosen your training format, you can click the register button in the Challenge Registration box, browse and select a local pool near you. This lets you choose the pool that you want and at a time-slot that suits you best and at an estimated time period that suits your ability. The fee for taking part in the challenge is just €30. You’ll also have access to coached training sessions in selected pools where you can take part in training which is reserved exclusively for Swim for a Mile members see the training schedules for more info. Once you have signed up for your challenge you’ll have the chance to attend our expert-led Coaching Clinics at selected pools, which you can book your place for via your dashboard 10 days prior.
    These clinics are coached by Professional Irish Swimmers and are a great opportunity to get feedback and advice on your training.


    If you are experiencing any problems with the signup, training programme, registration or clinic booking process; please read the points below before you go further.
    • When creating your account, if you do not receive an activation email please check your junk or spam folders as different email providers will have different rules on blocking emails. If you still do not receive an email, it has mostly likely been blocked so please contact swimforamile@swimireland.ie with your full name and email to activate your account.
    • If you experience any issues with the website being non-responsive or content not displaying properly, please try refresh your page or logging out and back in again. This starts a new login session that allows you to operate the website properly.
    • Clearing your website cache can fix a lot of issues with browsers that might be not up to date and storing older data. To do this please click here for a list of browser instructions*
    • Modern websites utilise complex coding and technology to perform efficiently and Browser age and Operating system age can prevent certain actions being completed. If possible, try a different device to see if the problem persists.
    • If significant issues still persist, please take a screenshot of the problem and send this along with your device type (mobile, desktop), operating system (eg. windows) and your browser type (eg Chrome).
    *Please note: this website link is presented as is and meant for information purposes only. Swim Ireland is not liable for any issues that may arise. If you are experiencing device issues, please consult an IT professional.

    GUIDE: How to signup for Swim for a Mile

    January, 2018

    This guide will show you how to create a free account and register for the Swim for a Mile Challenge in three easy steps. The video below is the animated vers ...

  • 2000 people joined us last year to take up the SFAM Challenge. This year we welcome you all back, together with any new comers that may join us for SFAM 2018.

    If you are new to SFAM, you are in for a treat! I can guarantee that over your cosy, food filled, Christmas and New Year festivities, there will come a moment, that you will panic and think “Crap. I am going to pay for this” Well, we have THE solution for you!

    The SFAM Challenge involves a 10-week programme of fun, sociable and encouraging training. It is open to anyone over the age of 12yrs, who can comfortably swim two lengths of a swimming pool and we will get you to the mile!

    Before you get intimidated, the programme starts extremely basic, focussing around the fundamental skills involved in swimming e.g. floating, sculling and kicking! Each week slowly progresses, allowing you to become more confident and more efficient with every stroke.

    You can sign up for the free 10-week training programme by clicking here

    The programme involves three sessions per week written by Swim Ireland and is designed in a way that enables you to train on your own or at our organised SFAM training sessions at a pool near you.

    Check out last years SFAM journey here!

    So, what are you waiting for? Grab your swim gear and meet us at poolside for an exciting 10 weeks!

    Swim For a Mile 2018 – We are Back!

    December, 2017

    2000 people joined us last year to take up the SFAM Challenge. This year we welcome you all back, together with any new comers that may join us for SFAM 2018. ...

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