How to Swim One Mile in Just 3 Easy Steps…

Updated: Nov 13


How to Plan For Perfect Endurance Swims In Just 3 Easy Steps


If you’ve ever wanted to know the keys to a perfect endurance swim session, an easy mile swim workout, or simple tips for a successful half-ironman triathlon swim workout, then you’re reading the right article.


In fact, I want to be BOLD and say that if you are looking to log your FIRST one mile swim workout - this blog post is perfect for you too.


That’s because you’re about to discover my easy 3-step method for knocking out a one mile swim workout.


Just how far is a mile? How many laps is that actually in a pool? Simple numbers help.


1 mile = 1760 yards - we'll round that to 1800 yards

1 miles = 1609 Meters - we'll truncate that to 1600 meters.


If in a 25 yard pool - you will swim 36 laps (or 72 lengths)

If in a 25 meter pool - you will swim 32 laps (or 64 lengths)


And the good news is that this method works for ANY SWIM WORKOUT, even if you are new to swimming, have never swam a mile before, recovering from an injury, not working with a coach or now jumping back into volume training after being off for a while.


Step 1: Choose a Swim Location & Time

Swimming Pool Open Lap Lanes For Triathlon Training

Many people who’re new to swimming or triathlon training don’t even realize that they need to do this step before they can achieve their goal of swi