Open Water Camps

Alicante / Spain

Would you like to be able to swim a mile or more with easy grace, enjoy every stroke and feel energized, not exhausted, when you finish? Would you like to make swimming the best part of your triathlon, or swim confidently in open water?

Our swimming camps will help you achive those goals, give a stroke you’ll be proud of and a satisfying way to enjoy great health.

Available dates 2020:

9. – 12. April 2020 – fully booked
21. May – 24. May 2020 – canceled
1. October – 4. October 2020 – places available

(More dates for groups on request, also triathlon training camps with running training and cycling training possible)

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WHO SHOULD COME TO THIS CAMP?

  • Swimmers who want to develop great habits
  • Swimmers who have struggled to improve
  • Swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice
  • Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau

WHY DO YOU NEED THIS CAMP?

Human swimmers are energy-wasting machines: typically we convert only 3% of energy into forward motion (Dolphins convert 80% and even elite swimmers like Michael Phelps convert only 9%!). Dolphins move through water, humans move water around. The fastest, smartest way to increase your endurance or speed is to reduce energy waste.


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

During the camps you’ll learn the three foundation skills of effortless distance swimming:

BALANCE AND STABILITY
Become ‚weightless‘ by learning to cooperate with gravity instead of fighting it. Learning balance transforms struggle into smoothness and calms churning legs. It also brings the body control and mental calmness necessary to learn every skill that follows.

STREAM LINE
Learn to move through water, rather than move it around, by:

  • Shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic
  • Stroking in ways that minimize waves and turbulence with out changing your direction.

WHOLE BODY PROPULSION
Replace churning with effortless power by connecting arm and leg actions to rhythmic, relaxed weight shifts initiated by the core. Instead of generating muscular force you’ll direct ‚available‘ forces of body mass and gravity and use free energy.

WHAT’S THE PROGRAM

Day 1
16:00

  • Welcome to Natura Sport  facilities  in Elche
  • Initial pool session with  video recording
  • Session of individual video-analysis feedback for each participant
  • Dinner

Day 2
9:00

  • Welcome to Natura Sport facilities in Santa Pola
  • Go through most important open water drills (breathing & sighting)
  • Open water swimming in groups of the same speed, kayaks will assist the swimmers
  • Lunch
  • Best strategies for open water swimming in a race or challenge
  • Second pool session with personal video taping
  • Dinner 

Day 3
9:00

  • Back in Natura Sport facilities in Santa Pola
  • Session of individual video analysis feedback
  • Second open water swimming in groups of the same speed, kayaks will assist the swimmers at three distances.
  • Nutrition and stamina theory, know how to prepare a challenge
  • Lunch
  • Pool session to connect  arms, legs & breathing. Learn or improve how to count strokes, so you can measure your efficiency improvements.
  • Session of individual video analysis feedback
  • Dinner 

Day 4
8:45

  • Meeting point Santa Pola Harbour, where we will take the taxi boat to Santa Pola Island
  •  Swimming around Tabarca Island, natural reserve in a cristal clear water Two distances 3.5km and 5km are guided by our coach team
  • Lunch in Tabarca Island restaurant, diplomas ceremony
  • 16.30pm Taxi bost back to Santa Pola and Fairwell

WHAT DOES IT COST

The price of each camp is 690€.

This camp will include:

  • Coaching in the pool and open water
  • Kayak assist, while swimming in open water
  • Transfers between Elche – Santa Pola – Tabarca Island
  • Lunches and dinners, incl. non-alcoholic drinks
  • Accident insurance

You will be coached by certificated coaches in groups of no more than than six swimmers per coach, so you will have the best personal feed back and attention.

Additional we can also provide hosting in our B&B houses in Santa Pola or Elche at 35€ per person and day in double room, and 70€ per person an day in single room.
If you choose this option all transfers will be included and we will pick you up at the Alicante airport.

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