FORMENTERA TECHNIQUE WEEK WITH JAMES EWART

Dates: Monday 14th – Friday 18th October 2019
£985pp (SOLD OUT)

TECHNIQUE WEEK with total immersion coach james ewart - OVERVIEW

Join Total Immersion coach James Ewart, and the SwimQuest team for a fantastic week of swimming around the stunning Balearic island of Formentera. This break will include a combination of technique sessions led by James, and exploratory swims led by the SwimQuest team.

IS THIS WEEK FOR ME?

Swimming Holiday Spain FormenteraThis technique tour is suitable for all ability levels. Because of our small group sizes (max 12), we can ensure that every indivdual receives one-to-one advice and stroke analysis, as well as the opportunity to complete some stunning open water coastal swims. With a combination of video analysis sessions, pool sessions, seminars and open water coastal swims, this is a varied trip resulting in new open water confidence and front crawl skills to take home. This tour takes place in October, so that you can return home with a wealth of knowledge and skills to practice over the winter months.

ABOUT JAMES EWART

Total immersion coach James Ewart is a technique-focussed swim coach, open water enthusiast and video analysis expert.  James helps you understand what you should be doing when you are swimming and why.  He is also a regular contributor to Outdoor Swimmer magazine.

Total Immersion was established over 30 years ago by Terry Laughlin. It is a tried and tested system for helping swimmers become more efficient.  It also helps keep swimmers injury free; encouraging a safe range of movement for the shoulders. TI helps you become more balanced and streamlined, enabling you to move more effectively through the water.

ABOUT FORMENTERA

Formentera Waters
Formentera is a small Balearic island just off Ibiza, and home to some of SwimQuest’s Technique and Improve weeks. It is well known for its dazzlingly crystal clear waters and long stretches of beach, backed by dunes and pine trees. The island has escaped Ibiza-style development, and is a tranquil place with a laid-back atmosphere. John Coningham-Rolls has a long-standing history with Formentera: his grandparents owned a villa (Can Rolls) in the 50s, and since then John, and now SwimQuest, have maintained a relationship with the island. Formentera has a magnetic pull for so many of our guests, who return year after year for the ice white sand and and turquoise blue sea. The clarity of the water in Formentera is largely due to the Posidonia sea grass that grows on the sea floor.  These under-sea meadows were one of the main reasons Formentera and Ibiza achieved UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999. Playa des Illetes, a popular swim spot on our trips, also won Trip Advisor’s ‘Best Beach in Europe’ award.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Hotel RocaBella
  • Daily TI technique coaching, including both pool and sea swimming
  • One-to-one video analysis
  • Daily exploratory coastal and bay swims
  • A full swim itinerary and safety cover, including two swim guides and relevant boat escorts where required
  • A ‘challenge swim event’ at the end of the week (distance will be adapted to suit your ability level)
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • Return transfers from Formentera harbour to the hotel
  • All transportation to and from swim start points
  • Free swim cap and SwimQuest dry bag for all participants
  • VAT

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights (fly to Ibiza)
  • Transport to Formentera Island (getting to Formentera is easy, just a short taxi / bus ride from Ibiza aiport to the harbour, and then a 30 minute ferry across to Formentera, where we will meet you)
  • Evening meals
  • Any soft drink or alcohol purchases
  • Single room supplements (£180), or superior room upgrades (£240)

HOTEL ROCA BELLA

On this tour, you will stay in the friendly Hotel Roca Bella, situated on the beach of Es Pujols, moments away from crystal waters and Pujols town. Rooms are based on a twin share basis. If you wish, you can choose sole occupancy (£180) or upgrade to a superior room (£240) subject to availability.Roca Bella Formentera

STANDARD TWIN ROOM (SHARING PLACE)

Standard Twin Room Roca Bella £985pp  - standard rooms are simple but comfortable. They all have a terrace and sea view.

STANDARD TWIN ROOM (SOLE OCCUPANCY)

£180 supplement - if you would like your own private standard room, a sole occupancy supplement of £180 will be added to your booking. Alternatively, upgrade to a sole use superior room for £240.

SUPERIOR ROOM UPGRADE

£240 supplement - upgrade your booking to a superior room for an extra £240 (please note this applies to sole occupancy places or double shares only - these rooms do not offer a twin share set up). Superior Rooms are located in the newer building of the hotel and are recently renovated. All have a terrace with a sea view.

THE ITINERARY

Please be aware that the below is a guide and that that we will adapt the swims and the itinerary carefully, taking into account ability, safety and the weather conditions. Nature can be (and usually is!) unpredictable so swim timings and locations may need to be flexible and adapted from the below.

MONDAY

  • 2pm Arrivals - SwimQuest to run transfer shuttles from Formentera harbour to hotel
  • 3pm welcome, introduction, and mandatory swim safety briefing
  • 4pm acclimatization swim in Pujols Bay
  • 7pm meet for dinner (we can pre book local restaurants)

TUESDAY

  • 8am Breakfast at Roca Bella
  • 9.30am TI technique session and stroke filming
  • Midday Lunch at the Roca Bella’s Café Zulmar
  • 1.30pm Stroke feedback and TI seminar
  • 3pm Coastal Swim (1.5km – Sa Roquetta back to hotel)
  • 7pm Sundowners followed by dinner

WEDNESDAY

  • 7am Sunrise swim
  • 8am Breakfast at Roca Bella
  • 9.30am TI technique session
  • 12.30pm Lunch at the Roca Bella’s Café Zulmar
  • 2pm Sea swim (2km – Pujols headland swim)
  • 7pm Sundowners followed by dinner

THURSDAY

  • 8am Breakfast at Roca Bella
  • 10am “Challenge Swim” from Can Rolls pay back to Pujols (2-3km)
  • 12.30pm Lunch at the Roca Bella’s Café Zulmar
  • 2pm TI technique session
  • 5pm - TI technique seminar
  • 7pm Sundowners followed by dinner

FRIDAY

7am Sunrise swim 10am Headland swim (2km) 12.30PM Lunch at the Roca Bella’s Café Zulmar 2pm Departures (SwimQuest to run transfers back to Formentera Harbour)

TRAVEL TO FORMENTERA

FLY TO IBIZA

Flying into Ibiza SwimQuestFly to Ibiza and then jump in a taxi from the airport to Ibiza harbour to get the ferry to Formentera (please budget approx. €15-20 for this taxi journey.) Taxis are regular just outside the airport. Tell the taxi driver you are going to get a ferry to Formentera and he / she will drop you off by the Formentera ticket kiosks. For the cheapest flight options, have a look at www.skyscanner.co.uk. If you would prefer to arrive a day early, we would recommend the cheap but friendly and comfortable Hotel del Puerto in Ibiza town, close to the ferry port.

FERRY FROM IBIZA TO FORMENTERA

There are a number of ferry companies offering a regular service (approx. every 30 minutes) from Ibiza to Formentera and back. TrasmappiBalearia and Mediterranea–Pitiusa are popular options, cost the same and take the same amount of time (approx. 30 minute crossing). There is no need to buy a ticket in advance. Hint – when you buy a return ticket, it is worth checking that your return ferry journey allows you sufficient time to get to the airport, as you cannot transfer your ticket to another ferry provider and will have to purchase an additional single fare.

AN EXTRA NIGHT IN IBIZA TOWN?

RECOMMENDED IN IBIZA TOWN: 

Hotel Apartamentos el Puerto in Ibiza town is friendly and comfortable, and just a 2 minute walk from the ferry port should you need to arrive a day early / leave a day later. Please feel free to book a room through Lourdes in their reservations team. Tell them you are bookng through SwimQuest and you can claim a 10% discount.
HOTEL CONTACT:
CALLE CARLOS III, Nº 24. 07800 IBIZA // Contact number: 971.313812 FAX.971.317452 // E-mail: Lourdes at: reservas@ibizaelpuerto.com // Website: www.ibizaelpuerto.com

WHAT DO I PACK?

  • At least two Swimming costumes
  • Wetsuit - optional*
  • Two Pairs of swim goggles – ideally one clear and one tinted
  • Towel(s) although the hotel provide bath towels for in-hotel use
  • Small daypack/rucksack to use for your personal equipment/clothing during the day (you will receive a 10L SwimQuest dry bag you can use for this purpose if you wish)
  • Sandals/aqua shoes/flip flops – for getting wet
  • Insect repellent & bite relief
  • Fleece or warm jumper, tracksuit trousers/sweat pants
  • Waterproof
  • Sun hat, sun cream and glasses
  • Travel insurance

WETSUITS*

Anyone that requires a swim specific wetsuit, can hire or buy ta swim wetsuit from www.mywetsuithire.co.uk. Please feel free to call mywetsuit hire and let them know you’re coming on a SwimQuest, they will be happy to advise you. If you do hire a wetsuit, please allow sufficient time for at least 3-4 swims to acclimatise to wearing the suit. Feel free to contact the office if you have any queries.

MAILSPORTS - GET 10% OFF WITH SWIMQUEST

SwimQuest guests can claim 10% off any purchases made through our shop partner Mailsports. SwimQuest vests, towels, hoodies and t-shirts are also available to order. Simply insert code QUEST10 at Mailsports' checkout. Click here to shop now.

READY TO BOOK?

We're excited about meeting you on tour. To book your swimming holiday, simply fill in the booking form below. Once you have submitted the form, Charlotte (our bookings co-ordinator) will be in touch to request payment and to help you with any additional requirements.

30% DEPOSIT 

SwimQuest ABTOT MembersA deposit of 30% is required to secure your place, and the final payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure. Payments can be made by debit / credit card, by cheque, or by bank transfer.

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