Menorca
Long Distance Open Water Swimming Camp

Itinerary

Open Water Swimming Camp

 

Long Distance Open Water Swimming Training Camp

 

Day 1

We will meet at 1600 in the Hotel for a Safety briefing, introductions followed by a swim in the Bay for you to become acclimatised and for us to put you in to groups according to ability.

Day 2

Today is a day when you take to the water and get used to your surroundings and the swimmers in your group. Your swim will be 2 hours in with a 1 hour break and a further 2 hours in, giving you a total of 4 swimming hours. For relay swimmers this will be 1 hour swim with a 2 hour break then a further 1 hour swim.

There will be a seminar early evening and an optional night swim.

Day 3

We move on from the swim achieved yesterday to one of 3 hours in, 1 hour out and a final swim of 2 hours, this will give you a total of 5 hours swimming. For relay swimmers this will be 2 hours in, 2 hours out then a further 1 hour.

Brief seminar in the early evening led by Kevin Murphy.

Day 4

This is the day when we step up it up with a straight five hour coastal swim. For relay swimmers this will be two hours in, one hour out and two hours in

Day 5

You can enjoy a swim in the morning of up to three hours; or a ten hour swim for those who want to do it; or a day off for those who need it

Day 6

This is the day everyone has been looking forward to, a straight six hour coastal swim. For those wishing to swim the English Channel this can be used as your qualifying swim. For relay swimmers this will be two hours in, two hours out, then a further two hours in.

Day 7

Three hours swimming exploring a new bay.

Day 8

One final swim of approximately one hour prior to swimmers departing.

We aim to work to the itinerary as far as possible but for safety reasons we might have to swap days around due to the weather and sea conditions. There will be full safety cover for all swims.

Open water – A new experience

 

Day 1

We will meet at 1600 in the hotel for a Safety briefing, introductions followed by a swim in the Bay for you to become acclimatised and for us to put you into groups according to ability.

Day 2

Today is the day when you take to the water and get used to your surroundings and the swimmers in your group. Your initial swim will be for up to 1 hour where we will be looking at your stroke and offering advice.

There will also be sessions in the hotel pool to film you for feedback throughout your stay.

We finish off the day with another swim of up to 1 hour or more if you would like to achieve a 3km swim

Day 3

We travel by road to one of the many Bays we swim in on the Island and put into practice some of the skills taught during yesterday’s session. This will include sighting, working with waves and this will be the emphasis of the day. Your swim will be up to 2 hours in the water. You will be able to achieve a 5km swim if you wish. After a 1 hour break and a further 1 hour’s swimming.

There will be an optional night swim.

Day 4

An early start will take us to Mahon where we will board our boats to experience an enjoyable coastal swim. We are at sea the entire day but you choose the duration you wish to swim i.e 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours. You will be able to achieve a 10km swim if you wish.

Day 5

We travel by road to another Bay where you have the opportunity to continue developing your skills. It is another way to swim and enjoy the breath-taking coastline views that Menorca has on offer.

Day 6

Our last full day of swimming features a 5 km swim but don’t worry if you wish to swim a shorter distance you can.

Day 7

One final swim of approximately one hour prior to the swimmers departing.

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