Open Water Swim Camps

on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey

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For open water swimming, especially distance swimming, Kaş Turkey is arguably the best place in all of the Mediterranean region, with its combination of incredibly crystal clear water, a variety of swimming locations and conditions, a culture of warmth and hospitality, and the most relaxing and feasting boat tours to be found. A great place to have a transformational swim training experience.

Mediterra is a founding member of the international SwimMastery community of coaches formed around the values of longevity and wellbeing in the sport, through the lifelong process of skill mastery. Sharing these values, SwimMastery serves the needs of like-minded swim coaches and swim students across their aquatic lifespans, as needs and goals change. We combine the latest insights and evidence-based methods from physics, physiology, and psychology to guide what we teach, how we teach, and the mindsets we form around our practice. Join us for a transformational swim training experience.

October 2-7, 2022

Kaş, Turkey

Distance Swimming Camp for Intermediate OW and Advanced OW Swimmers

3 spots remaining

October 9-14, 2022

Kaş, Turkey

Distance Swimming Camp for Intermediate OW and Advanced OW Swimmers

13 spots remaining

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Under the guidance of our skilled, experienced and encouraging open water coaches, you will increase your physical and mental skills for swimming in a variety of sea conditions, and expanding your capabilities for longer distance and higher intensity swimming. We divide up into groups, then customize the swims for each group, according to skill, fitness and interest. Daily swimming volume would be around 5 km.

This camp will finish with a challenge swim we set up along one of our beautiful swim routes ideal for exploring distances farther than you have gone before. The challenge swim distance may be from 4 to 12 km. Go as far as you please in 5 hours.

Skill Levels

This camp is intended for swimmmers who already have some experience swimming in open water (lakes, rivers, and seas) and who can swim 2000 continuously in a pool. We have coaching staff for each level. View our guidelines on Levels Of Proficiency for to see how we organize our skill levels.  You may contact us to discuss your needs and see which camp may be most suitable for you.

This camp is limited to 15 qualified swimmers.

Pricing

Training Prices

  • Training Fee per person:  $1450 USD
  • Companion fee **:  $85 USD
  • Coach Intern fee:  $85 USD

A full payment or non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your spot in this event.

We warmly welcome families with secondary school age children training together. Inquire for special pricing.

** Your companion is warmly welcome on the transports to our training locations and the boat excursion trips – all included in the companion fee.

Lodging

Please arrange your own lodging in the city of Kaş or on the peninsula.

Because of the adaptive changes in the tourism market in Turkey it is going to work better to have you arrange your own lodging. It is a small enough area that anywhere you stay should be within walking distance or shuttle bus/taxi ride to where we will meet for swimming each day. If you find some attractive places to stay you may tell us what you’ve found and we can offer some advice on that location.

Week Schedule

Day 1

  • 9:45 / Meet at Old Harbor, Boat Taxi tent
  • 10:00 / Take boat taxi to Limanağzı Beach for training
  • 10:45 / Training session
  • 12:30 / Lunch at beach cafe (on your own)
  • Discussion on training topic
  • 14:00 / Longer swim
  • 16:30 / Return to Kaş by boat taxi
  • Dinner on your own

Note: participants and staff may likely make plans to meet up for dinner somewhere in town. 

Day 2

  • 9:45 / Meet at Old Harbor, Tour Boat mooring
  • 10:00 / Tour boat departs
  • 11:00 / Training session by island group
  • 13:00 / Lunch on boat (included)
  • 14:30 / Short training session
  • 15:00 / Longer swim
  • 17:00 / Return to Kaş Dinner on your own
  • Dinner on your own

Day 3

  • 9:45 / Meet at Old Harbor, Boat Taxi tent
  • 10:00 / Take boat taxi to Limanağzı Beach for training
  • 10:45 / Training session
  • 12:30 / Lunch at beach cafe (on your own)
  • 14:00 / Longer swim
  • 16:30 / Return to Kaş by boat taxi
  • Dinner on your own

Day 4

  • 9:45 / Meet at Old Harbor, Tour Boat mooring
  • 10:00 / Tour boat departs
  • 11:15 / Training session in secluded bay
  • 13:00 / Lunch on boat (included)
  • Discussion about nutrition on long swims
  • 14:30 / Short training session
  • 15:00 / Longer swim
  • 17:00 / Return to Kaş Dinner on your own
  • Dinner on your own

Note: For those desiring to visit Meis/Kastellorizo the next day (at your own expense), each would turn in passports to Meis Ferry Company this evening, for visa processing. Passports are returned the next morning when getting on the ferry.  

Day 5 – Rest Day

For those who plan to visit Meis/Kastellorizo here is a schedule…

  • 9:45 / Meet at Old Harbor, Ferry boat mooring
  • 10:00 / Ferry boat departs
  • 10:40 / Ferry boat arrives in Meis
  • 16:00 / Ferry boat departs from Meis
  • 17:00 / Meeting at Ferry boat mooring to discuss challenge swim details
  • Dinner on your own

Day 6 – Challenge Swim Day

Note: Arrange early breakfast snack with your hotel staff.

  • 6:30 / Meet at Old Harbor, Tour Boat mooring
  • 6:45 / Tour boat departs
  • 7:00 / Challenge swim starts from boat
  • 12:00 / Challenge swim ends
  • 12:30 / Lunch on tour boat
  • 14:00 / Boat arrives at Old Harbor
  • 18:00 / Celebration dinner in town (each person pays individually)
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Alumni Discount
We enjoy many alumni swimmers returning to our camps again and again, developing further each time.

To celebrate our ongoing relationship we offer you a 10% discount on your training fee, for your fourth or more swim camps with us. This may not be combined with other discounts.

COVID Concerns

Like so many others, our future events and activities are dependent on what happens with the global response to COVID-19 and access to pools, open water and travel. You can check out our COVID-19 update page to see our latest news on this. Thank you for your interest and support!

The City of Kaş

Kaş (pronounced Kah-sh) is a lovely, walkable, hillside town positioned with an amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding islands. It is a bit far from the airports (3.5 hrs from Antalya, 2.5 hrs from Dalaman) but this is one of the reasons it stays small, and beautiful. It has a genuine, friendly feel and local arts and music culture. It is a favorite holiday location for us and our local friends.

 

Our Hotel

For our June and September camps we are staying at the Aquarius Hotel, on the south-facing side of the Çukurbağ peninsula. The hotel is just 5 km from the center of Kaş and a 10 minute local bus ride. 

We will enjoy mornings and evenings by the sea.

And we may do some of our swims from the hotel.

 

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Private Swim Camps Available
If the dates of our scheduled camps don’t fit well for you, consider arranging a private swim camp or mini-camp for you and a group of family or friends. It is possible to schedule from May through October, and can be arranged in the Çeşme region (near Izmir), in Kaş, or Çıralı in the Antalya region. Inquire for more details.
Private Swim Lessons Available
Just before or after our swim camps, sometimes our coaches are available to do private lessons at our camp location. If you are coming to camp a few days early, or happen to be in the area at the same time we will be there, you may inquire to see if we can arrange some private lessons with you.
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Included/Not Included
Included in your training fee:

  • Coaching and staffing fees
  • Video analysis sessions (you may take your video file)
  • Boat excursions
  • Logistics required for training sessions (transport, escort, etc)

Note: Companions are warmly welcome on the boat excursion days, and at training locations – all included in the companion fee.

Not included in your training fee:

  • Airfare to and inside Turkey
  • Transfers to/from camp location
  • Lodging expenses
  • Extra nights at hotel
  • Beverages at mealtime
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Gratuity to service providers (drivers, hotel staff, etc)
Preparing For Swim Camps
View GENERAL information for considering, preparing and planning to attend a Mediterra Swim Camp, in any location:

View SPECIFIC information for preparing to attend a Mediterra Swim Camp in Turkey:

 

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