21 January 2021

SWIMRUN - WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

SWIMRUN - WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

SWIMRUN - WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

This year The Big Blue Swim is thrilled to be offering a bespoke Swimrun training camp in collaboration with coach Jack Maitland and The Sports Ashram. The event will begin at the end of May on the Greek islands of Lefkada and Meganisi running for a total of 7 days (Sunday to Sunday.)

WHAT IS SWIMRUN?

Swimrun is an endurance sport that largely refers to a multi-stage event in which individuals complete sections of openwater swimming and off road/trail running over a specified outdoor course without stopping. Competitors (or swimrunners!) must also carry all their equipment with them. Interestingly in the swim section you are permitted to use, not only a wetsuit, but hand paddles and a pullbuoy. The races can vary from a shorter sprint version to multi day events. The original swimrun race started in 2006 was called Ötillö which means ‘island to island’ in Swedish. Swimrun is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with races worldwide. Most Swimrun races are completed as a pair (you must stick with your race partner!) but since 2018 there are also now short sprint distance solo swim run races.

The Big Blue Swimrun training camp is specifically designed for those planning to do Swimrun race in the not too distant future. You do not need to worry about being a ‘first-timer,’ this is the perfect opportunity to learn what it’s all about and build up your technique. If you’re not planning on competing in Swimrun races, it’s still a wonderful opportunity for those who love an active holiday full of swimming and running! You’ll also be provided with expert advice from our swimming and running coaches throughout the entire trip!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Your trip will last for 7 days and will involve a sprint distance Swimrun race and a comprehensive programme of yoga sessions, which are specifically designed to assist both swimming and running.

You will also have our coaching experts on hand to offer assistance where needed. They will be heading up coaching advice seminars and the yoga sessions mentioned above.

For the best experience, we would recommend bringing a racing/training partner with you! However, you’re more than welcome to join us by yourself!

For a full itinerary and information on what is included in the holiday click here.

WHY SHOULD I BOOK?

Ultimately, our Swimrun programme is incredibly fun! Not only that but you’ll be having the experience and training in the beautiful country of Greece, swimming in crystal clear, warm waters with exceptional scenery all around you.

It’s also something completely different from your ‘normal’ type of holiday and will get your brain thinking about the best ways to switch up or utilise your new techniques to get ahead in the race.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to participate and you will be consistently looked after throughout your entire trip from our coaches. The experience will leave you with new skills and an unforgettable experience.

WHEN CAN I BOOK?

Right now! - You can book your Swimrun experience here.
The trip runs from Sunday 30th May 2021 - Sunday 6th June 2021 and has an introductory price of £750 per participant.

So, what are you waiting for? Book with us for an incredible adventure!

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