|05 May - 10 May||
|10 Nov - 15 Nov||
Travel to the ‘Island of Discovery’ and explore the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago
Swim along volcanic coastlines and discover waters teeming with marine life from your base in Kona – home of the Ironman® Triathlon World Championships
Train with our expert SwimTrek coaches and practice your skills in both a purpose-built pool, as well as on exciting open water routes, swimming over coral reefs on the tropical Kona coast
Receive in depth technique feedback and advice on how to swim efficiently in big oceans
The island of Hawaii (affectionately also known as the Big Island) is the ‘Island of Discovery’ and there is so much to unearth both along the coast and inland. The youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, it is twice the size of all the others combined. The Big Island is less than a million years old and still growing - Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, spews lava down to the sea and this volcanic activity generates a unique landscape of black lava, scattered with lush arable pasture, desert, and dew-soaked valleys.
Our base is Kona, the laid-back seaside town, home to the Ironman® Triathlon World Championships. It is ideally located in between our swim sites over the week and is a great spot from which to explore the rest of the island, should you wish to do so.
Whatever your swimming goals, our coaches will work with you, both in the sea and in a purpose-built pool to ensure that you get exactly what you want out of your time with us. During the week, we will aim to cover elements of the following units:
|Unit 2||Body Position and Alignment|
|Unit 3||Catch and Propulsion|
Who is this Camp for?
This coaching camp offers a combination of exploration, observation and swimming. Situated in the big ocean of the North Pacific, it is ideal for the swimmer who is keen to challenge themselves in bigger sea conditions, but who still want to explore craggy volcanic coastlines as well as viewing spectacular wildlife below the water with fantastic visibility.
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 2.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 5 km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Professional Swim Coaches & full safety cover in the open water (swimmers only)
- Open Water Swims and Coaching sessions (swimmers only)
- Technical Swim Skills session in a 50-metre open-air pool (swimmers only)
- Swim Technique Coaching and Video Analysis session (swimmers only)
- 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.
2024 will be the first year we've run this trip - after our first departures we will update this page with your reviews...