What is the Swim 400 metres Family Challenge?
The aim of Swim 400m Family Challenge is to get families swimming on a regular basis and thus creating a healthy routine for all the family. Children can practise what they have learnt in their swimming lessons, and the parents can try and keep up.
What do we have to do?
Download the Free ‘Just Swim’ app created by the ASA Google Play or the Apple App Store. The app has two simple functions of goal setting and swim logging providing swimmers with the ability to track their progress on number of swims, distance covered, calories burned and time. Swim 400m is a pre-set goal within the app.
Do we have to time our 400m swim?
No, just doing a family activity of swimming 16 lengths is all that we ask. However, if you want to try and improve your timings there is a leader board on poolside, which may entice you a little. For all those that enter, there will be a Family Day Out prize available for one lucky family chosen at random from the board.
When are the sessions?
We are trying to get to encourage families to come to either Saturday or Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm to create a bit of Parkrun feel. Or you can come any time to complete your 16 lengths.
How much is it?
The normal pool admissions apply and the Just Swim app is free.
What if I or my child can’t swim a full length?
This challenge is about fun and inclusion, if you or child cant swim in the deep end you can swim widths of the main pool or shallow pool (32 widths).
Can I swim the Swim 400 challenge on my own?
Yes, any time or at the either of the two sessions: Saturday or Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm