Four week training plan
We have put a together a simple 4-week training plan that prepares you for our swimming adventure holidays. You are welcome to join our tour even if you are unable to complete the training plan in full, but the plan certainly helps if you plan on completing the swimming distances on the itinerary.
The four week training plan is designed for intermediate swimmers and it consists of 12 sessions. It includes all four strokes but the emphasis is on freestyle technique and drills. We have also included the use of kickboards, pull buoys and hand paddles. The total distance of each session starts at 2000 m and slightly increases through the weeks.
If you swim open water, try to achieve the distances from the plan and please take into consideration the key differences between pool and open water swimming. Main factors are: temperature and weather conditions, buoyancy, support and navigation. Most outdoor swimmers achieve the longer distances more easily.
Do we cater for different levels of swimmer?
We welcome all levels of swimmer who are able to swim comfortably at least 2.2 km/hour. Our swims vary from 1.5-3.5 km. We have usually 2 or 3 escort boats (occasionally also kayaks) so that you can swim safely with others of a similar speed. We usually split our group in 2 or 3 speed groups and you can find someone to swim together. Should you not meet this minimum speed requirement we reserve the right to adjust your swimming distance if necessary.