We are training swimmers 7 days a week in Dover, tailored to suit your swim window.
Dover swim camp dates 2023
A week of swim camp in June at Dover
You want to swim the Channel. Train in the Channel. We can help you.
No other swim training group can provide the sort of expertise you need. We have four qualified coaches to provide the safety cover and guidance for you to succeed. Between them those coaches have more than 40 solo Channel swims and more than 20 relays.
Our seven-day swim camp based in Dover and Deal will provide you wil 26 hours of training plus all the seminars and guidance you need. You will go beyond what you thought were your limits but we recognise that not all our swimmers will be able to do the full 26 hours. Our swim camps cater for both the experienced endurance swimmers and those who are new to the sport.
The training is generally done in Dover or Deal. The location depends on wind strength and direction. Most of our swimmers say the training in Deal is especially tough but ideal preparation for the Channel.
The cost is £350 excluding accommodation*. For those who cannot join us for a full week the cost is £70 per day.
Our promise to you: If your camp gets cancelled due to COVID, all swimmers get a FULL refund (this is in line with all our previous swim camps – full refund)
Saturday: Arrive early afternoon. Briefing at 3 pm. 1 hour acclimatisation swim at 5 pm in Dover Harbour. Relay swimmers 30 minutes
Sunday: Meet at Dover 0845 for 0900 in the water. 2 hours of swimming then Lunchtime seminar. 1400 back in the water for another 2 hours swimming. Relay swimmers for 1 hour and 1 hour.
Monday: Meet at Dover 0845 for 0900 in the water. 3 hours swim then Lunchtime seminar. 1400 back in the water for another 2 hours swimming. Relay swimmers 90 minutes and 1 hour.
(If weather permits we may take you to Deal or Hythe)
Tuesday: Meet at Dover 0845 for 0900 in the water. 6 hours swim. Relay swimmers 90 minutes in; 90 minutes out; 60 minutes in.
(If weather permits we may take you to Deal or Hythe for a shoreline point-to-point swim)
Wednesday: Meet at Dover 0845 for 0900 in the water. 3 hours swim followed by Seminar. Relay swimmers 1 hour in. 1 hour out. 1 hour in.
Thursday: Meet at Dover 0845 for 0900 in the water. 6 hours swim. Relay swimmers 2 hours in; 2 hours out; 2 hours in.
(if weather permits we will take you to Deal or Hythe for a shoreline point-to-point swim)
Friday: Meet at Dover 0845 for 0900 in the water. 1 hour swim down.
Up to 26 hours of swimming, that’s a Long Distance Open Water Swimming Training Camp
We will encourage swimmers to do as much as possible but will adapt according to abilities. Videoing and stroke correction will be given as necessary. CNP or black tea and fructose feeds will be provided. Rubber gloves and Vaseline provided if required.
*We can advise on where to stay. The cost of accommodation in the Premier Inn/Travelodge/Guesthouse is currently £25-£35 per night.
Email us on email@example.com for a booking form. The deposit to secure a place is £100.
In the meantime, we are continuing with our individual training in Dover and Deal which has proved highly successful in terms of our swimmers getting across the Channel.
We look forward to seeing you. We look forward to inspiring you. We look forward to you inspiring us by going beyond what you thought you could achieve. Swim the dream and conquer.
- Kevin Murphy, King of the English Channel, King of the North Channel plus many more
- Kathy Batts, English Channel solo and 18 relays, Catalina Channel plus many more
- Ian Muir, English Channel x 3 and our kayaker in chief