SWIMRUN – TRIP INTRODUCTION
The Big Blue Swim in collaboration with Jack Maitland and The Sports Ashram is delighted to offer a bespoke Swimrun training camp taking place at end of May on the Greek Ionian islands of Lefkada and Meganisi.
The week’s program will run from Sunday to Sunday and has been designed specifically for anyone planning to do a Swimrun race in the future, whether it is your first attempt or you already have some race experience. It is also a fantastic opportunity to have an active holiday for the swimming and running enthusiasts out there, with expert coaching advice on both.
Set on the tranquil islands of Lefkada and Meganissi, a notable haven for trail running, amongst the rugged green landscapes, olive groves and of course the big blue Ionian waters of the inland sea. Swimming will be supported by our traditional wooden sailing boat Mowgli and athletes will stay at Ilios Club Hotel where coaching advice seminars and yoga sessions are also delivered.
The week will culminate with a sprint distance Swimrun race where you can test out your newly found skills and fitness while having a great time. There will also be a comprehensive programme of yoga sessions designed to compliment both swimming and running. You can attend the week as an individual or participate with your racing/training partner.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY
The trip starts on your arrival at Ilios Club Hotel. On your arrival day you will be welcomed, shown into your rooms and in the evening have a chance to meet your fellow swimrunners and be briefed on the week’s itinerary and safety aspects over relaxing complimentary drinks.
You will also be given a Swimrun Lefkada-themed Big Blue T-shirt, a water bottle and a swimming hat. Participants in this camp will also be eligible for a discount on a Yonda swimrun wetsuit.
On the first day of the trip our guides/coaches will video your swimming technique for an analysis session. We then view this with you and offer advice on achieving a more efficient, injury-free stroke; individual advice can also be given during the week. Buffet style breakfast is offered every morning at the hotel and we will then travel in our traditional wooden boat Mowgli and support rib to the swimrun locations; see daily itinerary for precise info. You will be looked after both in and out of the water by experienced guides who will offer guidance and assistance.
- On Arrival: Complimentary drink, T-shirt, Water bottle, Swimming hat
- 1st Day: Individual underwater video, Individual stroke analysis
- 7 nights’ Hotel accommodation
- 2 motorised boats (One main and 1 auxiliary)
- Qualified swimrun guides/coaching
- Cool drinks during sessions
- Hot drinks after sessions
- Variety of snacks at the end of each session