Ideal preparation for any adventurous swimmers training for a 10km swim race, or another marathon swim event
Support and encouragement from world-class coaches with extensive marathon swimming backgrounds
Fantastic chance to meet like-minded participants in a wonderful training environment
Train with a full safety escort on all swims and dive into technique analysis with in-depth video playback
Discover the unique Croatian scenery both above and below the Adriatic Sea
Ready to take on a new open water challenge? Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming 10km swim race, a marathon swim event, or simply want to put your skills to test, this open water swim coaching camp has everything you’ll need. Expand your training alongside like-minded swimmers, hone your physical and mental attributes and prepare for the challenges ahead as you push to 10km... and beyond!
Backed by a team of experienced marathon swimmers, specially chosen to support and inspire you at every turn, our coaching camp includes video analysis of your swim technique, as well as key coaching points to improve your overall performance in the water. Q&A sessions with your SwimTrek coaches also give you a fantastic opportunity to discuss your progress and focus on future training needs.
In addition, we will of course support you to complete the given distance, using circuit-style routes, while delving into in-depth filming, video analysis and seminars to cover the following units*:
|Unit 1||Unit 7|
|Breathing||Event Planning & Preparation|
|Unit 2||Unit 8|
|Body Position and Alignment||Nutrition|
|Unit 3||Unit 9|
|Catch and Propulsion||Mental Strength|
|Unit 4||Unit 10|
|Unit 5||Unit 11|
|Open Water Skills and Race Tactics|
|Practicalities Of Feeding|
*We aim to cover as much applicable content as possible for each swimmer. You will be provided with additional resources and material to support the camp, but delivery may vary based on conditions and itinerary.
After building up the swim distances over the first few days, you will have the chance to complete a full marathon (10km) swim to truly gauge the improvement that you’ve made throughout your time in the water. Our accommodation in Croatia overlooks the marina and is close to our coastal swim locations, which helps to optimise the mix of coaching and relaxation time throughout your trip.
Who is this camp for?
This coaching camp is ideal for swimmers who are planning to take part in an open water 10km marathon or swim event of up to 15km, or those who are looking to challenge themselves in a safe and supportive open water environment. Whether your marathon swim is in cold or warm water - in the sea or a lake - this camp is a perfect opportunity to improve both your stroke and endurance, expanding your skills under the watchful eye of our experienced coaches. The camp features long and short open water swims, with full safety cover. It also incorporates technical analysis and a nutrition seminar over the course of your stay.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 4km. The average daily swim distance is around 7km.
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading. These trips are for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
If you are training for an endurance Long Distance event, like an English Channel solo swim, or similar ultra-marathon, please check out our: Channel and Long Distance Training Camp on the Dalmatian Coast.
- Professional Swim Coaches & full safety cover in the open water (swimmers only)
- Open Water Swims and Coaching sessions (swimmers only)
- Swim Technique Coaching and Video Analysis session (swimmers only)
- Group seminars
- Five nights’ accommodation
- Five breakfasts
- Four lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the camp
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Coaching Camp Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek coaches and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Day 2 - Daily Swim Distance: Up to 6km
Day 3 - Daily Swim Distance: Up to 7km
Day 4 - Daily Swim Distance: Up to 4km
Day 5 - Daily Swim Distance: Up to 10km
From Split Airport
Loved the company, the guides, the challenge and really well organised. Overall a great experience.Stephen D, Ireland - 2022
It was the best week. I was pretty nervous and definitely didn't think I'd be able to manage the 10k, but the guides were incredible, the sea was beautiful, the other swimmers were the best company and completing the 10k swim at the end of the trip was just the most brilliant feeling!Alice B, UK - 2022
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