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Swim the distance of the Channel in 12 weeks

Swim the distance of the Channel from the comfort of your local swimming pool! The Channel swim is a gruelling 22miles. Depending on your local pool, that will break down to the following number of lengths:

20m pool: 1770 lengths
25m pool: 1416 lengths
33m pool: 1073 lengths
50m pool: 708 lengths

This challenge is definitely tough, but completing it will feel amazing! Check out the length of your local pool, and break down your swims into an achievable schedule across a 12 week period.

Good Luck!

Swim the distance of the Channel in 12 weeks Challenge rules

  1. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

Related Exercises

Training for the following exercises will be automatically logged against this Challenge:

Swimming, Swimming Freestyle, Swimming Butterfly, Swimming Back Stroke and Swimming Breast Stroke

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Recent advice

“I set off from my virtual Shakespeare Beach on 1 September and "landed" at Cap Gris Nez on 5 November. 39 swims of varying distance, but mostly around 1km each. Very pleased with myself :)”

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Sinéad M Swim the distance of the Channel in 12 weeks Challenge

Contributorgold Sinéad M so i really only started back swimming on 1 September and hoped that I would complete this challenge within the 12 weeks, but figured i'd at least set my first long term target to cover the Channel distance... i'm really excited that i managed to complete the distance today (5 November), within 10 weeks of starting. yeay!

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20th January 2011