On average, how long would it take for a beginner to swim a mile (Given that one swims because that 6 days/week)?


Yeah, it transforms out there's a huge selection for the hatchet 'beginner' around here.

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I've been swimming 3 for four times a week for 30-40 min for around six months, and also I've unable to do from barely gift able to swim a lap come doing simply under a mile end a practice (broken right into a collection of 8 x 200m).

I swim just over 1min because that 50m, so around 5 min because that 200m. With remainder it's simply over 45 minutes.

Note: ns am also an extremely old in ~ the period of 37.


You are not also old, allow alone really old!

Let me introduce you to otto Thaning. Love surgeon rose oil swam the English Channel when he remained in his 50s. He swam a very fast time, somewhere approximately 10 hrs if ns recall the database. That was two years ago.

In 2014, one Australian gent call Cyril Baldock ended up being the oldest guy to swim the English Channel. Cyril to be 71 years and also ten months. He beat the vault oldest guy record which was hosted by i get it Allsop the Jersey (Island, UK) who had held the document for 4 years and who set it at 71 years and 3 months.

Two month after Cyril, Otto, (remember Otto), damaged Cyril's record. On his second English Channel solo rose oil was over 73 years.

Otto's time was under 13 hours, which provides him still quicker than the average Channel solo time.

Last mainly I gained an email. It was from a male who wants to effort to to win Otto's record. He will certainly be 74 as soon as he make the efforts the Channel!

The average period of English Channel soloists? 40 year old.


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I take it 50 years off from swimming. Once I come back, it take it me around a month - swim 3 work a week - to walk from zero come 1 mile.

In my case:

I had no intention, once I started, the working approximately a mile - i didn't think it to be possible.

At 65 year old, ns am fat and woefully out of form with zero athletic background.

As I obtained into it ns went native 30 minutes 3 work a mainly to, by the end of the month, 6 days because that an hour every day.

I now swim a mile 6 work a mainly and shot to obtain it excellent in under 50 minutes. Ns don't push myself. I just enjoy the time.


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Op · 7y
Moist

Very inspiring. Save it up!


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1650/500/200 Free

Well just how long have actually you been swim 6 job a week? A month? 2 months? exactly how much execute you swim each practice? I'd consider myself a beginner. 59 sec 100 free, just one winter season under my belt, and also in practice, once I timed myself for a 1650 garden free, ns was just under 20 minutes. Yet I think 20+ minute is really understandable for a beginner's mile time.

Edit: to clarify, SCY, and also I'm 17.


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Moist

Well, ns can't also swim a complete lap haha


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I simply took up swimming mid January, so I'd contact myself a beginner because that sure. Ns was working my means through 0-1650 and also got to week 4 prior to I chose to gain ambitious and just try for a mile. My first mile ns took number of breaks and also swam it in just around an hour. My first fully continuous mile (no breathers) take it me 41:24.

I'm not sure on median times, however there's mine. :)


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I've been swim 3 times a week for 2 months. That takes me a little over 30 minute to swim 1km, so ns guess a mile would be around 50 minutes.


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Moist

I started swimming in November, 3 times every week, for around 30 minutes each session. Ns still haven't unable to do 1650 yet. This morning I got to 700 yds nonstop freestyle, which to be a big deal because that me. I suppose to with 1650 in a couple of weeks.

For background, I'm a 33y/o male through no actual swimming experience. Ns knew just how to swim, yet never swam laps or because that fitness until now. I was in great aerobic form from running as soon as I started, but it literally took me months to be able to go much more than 2 laps without resting.

So in mine case, the prize is likely ~6 months.


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A true beginner can't even swim a mile continuously. If you put enough work in to cover the street comfortably, you can shoot for 2:00/100Y, or probably a little slower.

See more: Is An Hour Or A Hour Which Is Correct : 'A Hour' Or 'An Hour'?

Assuming you're going through a "swimming mile" (1650 yards), the would put you in the 33:00 - 36:00 range


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