Open Water Swim Camps

On the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey

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!

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Alumni Discount

We enjoy many alumni returning to our camps again and again, growing 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.

June 15-21, 2020

Distance Swim Camp

for Intermediate OW and Advanced OW Swimmers

June 15 Camp Description

Main Theme

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 customize the swims for each group, according to skill, fitness and interest. Daily swimming volume could be from 2 to 8 km.

This camp will finish with a challenge swim we set up along one of the beautiful swim routes. The challenge swim distance may be from 4 to 12 km.

 

Skill Level

This camp is intended for Intermediate OW and Advanced OW swimmers, and we are flexible with those definitions.  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 12 qualified swimmers.

 

Prices

  • Training Fee per person:  $1200 USD
  • Room Price (for single or double)*:  $510 USD
  • Companion fee **:  $75 USD
  • Coach Intern fee:  $75 USD + Room Fee
  • Extra nights at hotel:  $85 USD

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

* To share a room, you must arrange your own room companion – we do not pair up guests to share rooms.

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

You are quite welcome to arrive days early or stay later at our lodging. Please inquire with us about room availability at the time of your registration. We will confirm availability and add those extra nights to your reservation for you.

If you would like to arrange your own lodging and transportation to our training sites each day, you may pay the Training Fee only.

 

Itinerary

  • 6 nights at our hotel
  • Arrival: Monday, June 15
  • Group Meeting: 16:00 on Monday, June 15
  • Day 1 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 2 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 3 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 4 Training: Swim-From-Boat Tour Day
  • Day 5: Rest Day
  • Race Day: Sunday, June 21, 7:00 to 13:00
  • Departure: Sunday, June 21

June 22-28, 2020

 Open Water Skills Swim Camp

for Intro to OW and Intermediate OW Swimmers

June 22 Camp Description

Main Theme

Under our skilled, kind, and patient coaching attention, acquire the skills and confidence to swim in natural open water, in a variety of sea conditions, for distances of 1 to 5 km. Over the week enjoy a refreshing blend of training, rest, food, and fellowship with like-minded people, all in exceptionally marvelous scenery.

Starting with an introduction/review of essential stroke and open water skill, over the week we will gradually expand your capabilities from there.  We take inventory of each student’s needs and set up practice situations to fit your developing skills and fitness. You are in control over the distances and intensities. We are pleased to work with those who are faster or slower, younger or older, those working through injuries or nervousness, and those aiming for shorter or longer distances (within reason).

 

Skill Level

This camp is for intended for those who seek an Intro To Open Water and Intermediate OW swimmers.  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 12 qualified swimmers.

 

Prices

  • Training Fee per person:  $1200 USD
  • Room Price (for single or double)*:  $612 USD
  • Companion fee **:  $75 USD
  • Coach Intern fee:  $75 USD + Room Fee
  • Extra nights at hotel:  $102 USD

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

* To share a room, you must arrange your own room companion – we do not pair up guests to share rooms.

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

You are quite welcome to arrive days early or stay later at our lodging. Please inquire with us about room availability at the time of your registration. We will confirm availability and add those extra nights to your reservation for you.

If you would like to arrange your own lodging and transportation to our training sites each day, you may pay the Training Fee only.

 

Itinerary

  • 6 nights at our hotel
  • Arrival: Monday, June 22
  • Group Meeting: 16:00 on Monday, June 22
  • Day 1 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 2 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 3 Training: Swim-From-Boat Tour Day
  • Day 4 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 5 Training: Challenge Swim starting at 9:00
  • Departure: Sunday, June 28

September 27 – October 3, 2020

Distance Swim Camp

for Intermediate OW and Advanced OW Swimmers

Sept 27 Camp Description

Main Theme

Under the guidance of our skilled and experienced 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.

This camp will finish with a challenge swim around the peninsula, up to 12 km. Swimmer groups will be escorted by kayak and support boat delivering food and drinks, and picking you up when finished. You will be swimming next to land under escort while still being exposed to conditions of the open sea – it is an ideal situation to test your mental and physical endurance skills.

 

Skill Level

This camp is for Intermediate and Advanced swimmers.  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 12 qualified swimmers.

 

Prices

  • Training Fee per person:  $1200 USD
  • Room Price (for single or double)*:  $552 USD
  • Companion fee **:  $75 USD
  • Coach Intern fee:  $75 USD + Room Fee
  • Extra nights at hotel:  $92 USD

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

* To share a room, you must arrange your own room companion – we do not pair up guests to share rooms.

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

You are quite welcome to arrive days early or stay later at our lodging. Please inquire with us about room availability at the time of your registration. We will confirm availability and add those extra nights to your reservation for you.

If you would like to arrange your own lodging and transportation to our training sites each day, you may pay the Training Fee only.

 

Itinerary

  • 6 nights at our hotel
  • Arrival: Sunday, September 27
  • Group Meeting: 16:00 on Sunday, Sept 27
  • Day 1 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 2 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 3 Training: Swim-From-Boat Tour Day
  • Day 4 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 5 Training: Challenge Swim starting at 7:00
  • Departure: Saturday, October 3

 

October 4-10, 2020

 Open Water Skills Swim Camp

for Intro to OW and Intermediate OW Swimmers

Oct 4 Camp Description

Main Theme

Under our skilled, kind, and patient coaching attention, acquire the skills and confidence to swim in natural open water, in a variety of sea conditions, for distances of 1 to 5 km. Over the week enjoy a refreshing blend of training, rest, food, and fellowship with like-minded people, all in exceptionally marvelous scenery.

Starting with an introduction/review of essential stroke and open water skill, over the week we will gradually expand your capabilities from there.  We take inventory of each student’s needs and set up practice situations to fit your developing skills and fitness. You are in control over the distances and intensities. We are pleased to work with those who are faster or slower, younger or older, those working through injuries or nervousness, and those aiming for shorter or longer distances (within reason).

 

Skill Level

This camp is for intended for those who seek an Intro To Open Water and Intermediate OW swimmers.  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 12 qualified swimmers.

 

Prices

  • Training Fee per person:  $1200 USD
  • Room Price (for single or double)*: estimated to be $552 USD
  • Companion fee **:  $75 USD
  • Coach Intern fee:  $75 USD + Room Fee
  • Extra nights at hotel:  $92 USD

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

* To share a room, you must arrange your own room companion – we do not pair up guests to share rooms.

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

You are quite welcome to arrive days early or stay later at our lodging. Please inquire with us about room availability at the time of your registration. We will confirm availability and add those extra nights to your reservation for you.

If you would like to arrange your own lodging and transportation to our training sites each day, you may pay the Training Fee only.

 

Itinerary

  • 6 nights at our hotel
  • Arrival: Sunday, October 4
  • Group Meeting: 16:00 on Sunday, Oct 4
  • Day 1 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 2 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 3 Training: Swim-From-Boat Tour Day
  • Day 4 Training: starting at 10:00
  • Day 5 Training: Challenge Swim starting at 9:00
  • Departure: Saturday, October 10

 

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 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.

Price Including / Excluding

Included in the camp fee

  • Standard room at our selected hotel
  • Turkish buffet breakfast at our hotel
  • 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.

We encourage you to extend your stay at this location – come early and/or stay a few days later to enjoy the location and your new swimming skills. Inquire about room availability and prices. We will make the extended reservation for you.

Not Included

  • Airfare to and inside Turkey.
  • Transfers to/from camp location.
  • Extra nights at hotel.
  • Beverages at mealtime.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Gratuity to service providers (drivers, hotel staff, etc).

Swim Camp Videos
To view tantalizing videos from our previous camps, please check out our Gallery page.
Kaş and Our Hotel

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.

Kaş Region Map

A Map of the Kaş Region:

 

Preparing For Swim Camp

View GENERAL information for considering, preparing and planning to attend a Mediterra Swim Camp, in any location. 

Preparing For Swim Camp in TR

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

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