The perfect preparation for an English Channel solo crossing or other long distance open water swim
Support and encouragement from world-class guides with extensive backgrounds in long distance swimming
Focused open water training, combined with in depth video analysis of your technique in the pool
Group seminars covering important elements of preparing for a long distance open water swim
Optional six-hour training / qualification swim
Preparation of a post-trip training plan
Join us on the original channel and long distance swim training camp in Mallorca which we’ve been running for the past 16 years. With more than 200 successful English Channel solo swimmers having completed this trip in the past, it is the perfect way to prepare yourself, both physically and mentally, for any long distance swim challenge that you’re planning to undertake.
Under the expert eye of our experienced swim coaches, you will have all the support that you need to complete six days of intensive open water training. Incorporating video analysis to improve your technique and performance, and seminars on critical topics such as “Feeding and Hydration” and “Mental Preparation,” this camp will ensure that you are ready to take on your open water challenge with a solid level of preparation behind you.
Whether you’re planning on swimming from England to France, or heading off to take part in another long distance swim in a different corner of the world, we understand what you’re going through. We’ve been there before and we know what it takes to prepare yourself for such a challenge.
With expected water temperatures of 12-16°C (guide only), this trip includes an optional six-hour qualification swim for guests who are required to complete this prior to their English channel swim. Please note that we cannot guarantee that water temperatures will be below the required level for your English Channel qualification swims, particularly in late March and early April.
Our accommodation in the town of Porto Petro overlooks the marina and is close to swim locations, which helps to optimise the mix of training and relaxation time throughout your trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for the swimmer who is training for a challenging long distance open water swim in cold water. It is ideal for those planning to undertake a solo crossing of the English Channel, as the sea temperature should be between 12-16°C during the trip. Previous participants have also been in training for a North Channel crossing, as well the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and a crossing of the Cook Strait. The camp features long open water training swims, mostly circuits in local bays, with full safety cover, as well as technique coaching and training seminars, over the course of the trip.
- Fully guided swim training camp in Mallorca
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique coaching and video analysis
- Five nights accommodation
- Group seminars
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
- Tourist tax up to €2.20 per person, per night
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I can't think of a better way to get the season off to a start than the SwimTrek Mallorca Channel & Long Distance Training Camp. The guides were exceptional and the location was ideal for getting in some early season training in cold water. I'd recommend this trip to any swimmer with ambitions for long-distance swimming in cold water, from 5-10 k distances up to solo English Channel swims.Lawrence C, USA - 2019
For any Channel aspirants residing in warm weather areas, the LDT camp is an absolute must. The camp of course provides for a week of cold water acclimatization, ultimately culminating in a 6-hour qualification swim. Doing all of that under the watchful eye of absolutely amazing guides really gives you the confidence and peace of mind to push your limits. The experience and knowledge gained are honestly irreplaceable if you’re serious about your attempt.Ben H, UK - 2019
Power is gained by sharing knowledge, I thank you Fiona, Cliff and Mike from the bottom of my heart for making me powerful. I am closer to my goal now. I see myself on the shores of France. I can taste the champagne, feel the tiredness in my body and move forward to the last legs of training with all the correct information at hand. Thank you SwimTrek for the wonderful experience on the Channel & Long Distance swim camp!Sarah M, Ireland - 2019
The SwimTrek Long Distance Training Trip gave me the confidence that my open water training season has been started on solid foundations.Ray S, UK - 2019
Thank you for helping me push beyond the limits of what I thought was possible, and for such a week of laughs with a brilliant bunch of barmy like-minded swimmers. This trip is a must for anybody serious about swimming long distances, and for finding out how much they are capable of.Anna P, UK-2018
If your planning a long swim then this trip and these guides are the perfect way to start to understand what's needed to be successful.Highly recommendedDavid R, UK-2018
3 years in a row I’ve been on the Channel and Long Distance Training Swimtrek and each time it sets me up for the season and leaves me feeling inspired. If you’re training for a long swim, then this is the best place to go. Not for the fainthearted though!Poldy, L. UK-2018
Outstanding. I'll never forget the 6 hour swim. Far beyond my wildest expectations and I owe it to the coaching team.Jeremy, H. Mexico- 2018
I had an incredible time on this trip and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to prepare, both physically and mentally for any long distance swim.Hayley, B. UK-2018
Inspiring to meet so many people who have achieved so much in Open Water Swimming. Pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. Beautiful Swim locationsColin, UK-2017
Amazing people - amazing swims - amazing place - amazing week!Pourantru, FRA- 2017
I would never have managed so much sea training in such a short space of time or so early in the year and I would absolutely recommend this holiday to anyone planning a marathon sea swimming event.Wendy. F, UK- 2017
The LDT camp is the perfect pre-season warm-up for the upcoming summer. It's good fun, run by inspirational swimmers, and draws the best out of swimmers of all levels. I recommend.Leopold. L, UK- 2017
Fantastic week of swimming. Location is stunning and water is crystal clear. The guides have amazing knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.Eric B, Oman- 2017