Stay motivated by joining a Swim For a Mile (SFAM) training group and attend weekly coached sessions to prepare you for your event.

The sessions below refer to the 2023 Swim For a Mile Outdoor Pool Challenge. SFAM is currently working with pools to confirm training details, once this is confirmed you will be able to find the training schedules and links to book training below!

Outdoor Pool Challenge Training Schedule 2023

Pool Name/ Location Training Schedule Pricing Details How to Book
Bagenalstown Outdoor Swimming Pool,

Dunleckny, Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow, R21 RR72

June 27th to August 17th (inclusive)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-9pm

TBC Link to book coming soon
Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool,

Ballinakill, Co. Laois

June 21st to August 16th (inclusive)
Wednesdays 8.30-9.30pm & Saturdays 11.30am-12.30pm
9 Wednesday Sessions €63 booking fee.

8 Saturday sessions €56 booking fee.

17 sessions (Wednesdays & Saturdays) discounted €100 booking fee!

Click here to book
Ballina Riverside Pool,

Roolagh, Ballina, Co. Tipperary

June 13th to July 27th (inclusive)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Limited space available

Email to enquire
Email to enquire
Bunclody Outdoor Swimming Pool,

Carrickduff, Co. Carlow / Co Wexford

June 28th to August 16th (inclusive)
Wednesdays 8-9pm & Saturdays* 10-11am
*No training on Saturday August 5th – this will take place on Sunday August 6th at 10am instead.
8 Wednesday sessions, €64 booking fee.

7 Saturday sessions, €56 booking fee.

15 sessions (Wednesdays & Saturdays), discounted €110 booking fee!

Click here to book
Charlestown Swimming Pool,

Lowpark, Charlestown, Co. Mayo, F12 EK73

June 27th to August 15th (inclusive)

Tuesdays 7-7.45pm

8 x Tuesday Sessions, €60 booking fee. Click here to book

Training Programmes

If there isn’t a training group that suits you, you can download the FREE 12-week training programme (below) and follow it in your own time, on your own or with a friend at your local swimming pool. The programme includes three sessions per week, drill descriptions and demonstration videos.

20m Format 12 Week Training Programme

Download 20m

25m Format 12 Week Training Programme (most common pool length)

Download 25m

50m Format 12 Week Training Programme

Download 50m

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