TECHNIQUE AT CLUB LA SANTA WITH OLYMPIAN CASSIE PATTEN

March 2 – 9, 2025 on sale soon: email us to register your interest!
Price: from  £1,790pp

Includes use of Club La Santa’s sporting classes and facilities
(Please note this trip is one day longer than our usual trips and runs Sunday – Sunday )

Soak up some sun whilst perfecting your technique at world famous Club La Santa, Lanzarote.

If you would like to improve your front crawl technique and become a more efficient swimmer, then this is the week for you.  It’s also ideal for those who are new to swimming in open water and want to develop their open water swimming skills and experience. On this tour we will be joined by Olympian Cassie Patten, who will help you with your swimming technique, regardless of your ability level. As such, this tour will combine technique sessions in the pool with some lagoon sessions. There will also be time to enjoy some of La Santa's 30+ other spirting activities on offer - enjoy some yoga, hire a bike and explore Lanzarote's dramatic landscape or simply read a book whilst watching the waves. We should emphasise that this week is about refining your technique, not completing huge distances at speed.

ABOUT CLUB LA SANTA

Club La Santa is the only resort in the world with three 50m swimming pools. Created with the dream of ‘being the world’s best playground for active people’, there are over 30 sports activities which are included in your tour price. We’re confident you’ll have a blast in and out of the water, and we’ll be sure to build in some free time for you to try your hand at some of the other sports on offer. The SwimQuest itinerary will focus on technique and stroke efficiency. There will be opportunities to improve and reflect on your technique in a pool environment before moving into open water. There will be two swims a day (some pool, some lagoon based) with video analysis and expert advice from Dan and the SwimQuest team. The itinerary also includes swim seminars, advice on planning events, and how to tackle longer distances.

 USEFUL INFORMATION:

  • Water temperature: pool – heated / lagoon – 16-17oC
  • Daily swimming distance: 2 – 3 km, broken down into two swims per day; (please note this location is flexible and swims will be tailored to the needs of individuals in the group)
  • Group size – up to 14 guests
  • Age range – 16+ (for family enquiries, please contact the office)
  • Swimming ability: This location is suitable for beginners and intermediate swimmers. Minimum swimming requirement: we ask you are comfortable swimming 1-2 lengths in a 50m pool, without touching the side / bottom.
  • Are non-swimmers welcome? Absolutely – non-swimmers are welcome to join the tour and take advantage of Club La Santa’s amazing facilities

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation at Club La Santa (see accommodation tab for details)
  • Swimming itinerary, assisted by safety boats/kayaks where required and always escorted by swim guide/s
  • Swim coaching and video analysis
  • Use of Club La Santa's sporting facilities/classes
  • SwimQuest dry bag and swim cap
  • VAT

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Travel to and from Club La Santa, Lanzarote (guests are advised to fly into Lanzarote, we can instruct on onward travel arrangements and can help organise a transfer to the Club if you wish)
  • Wetsuits and fins (if required)
  • Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals
  • Alcohol
For this tour, guests stay in Club La Santa’s Suite apartments, and bedrooms are based on a twin share basis. If you wish, you can upgrade your room to sole occupancy, subject to availability. Below are the accommodation options and prices, plus descriptions of each apartment type.

SUITE apartment: 2 Twin rooms/ 2 bathrooms (2-4 People sharing)

Room share (taking one of the twin beds in one of the bedrooms) £1,790pp
Sole Use of one of the bedrooms £2,240pp

SUITE apartment with SEA VIEW: 2 Twin rooms/ 2 bathrooms (2-4 People sharing)

Room share (taking one of the twin beds in one of the bedrooms) £2,060pp
Sole Use of one of the bedrooms £2,510pp
The Suite apartments consist of two bedrooms, each with two single beds, plus and two bathrooms. The spacious terrace (28m²) has outdoor patio furniture, and the modern kitchen with elevated breakfast bar comes with an additional toaster, coffee machine, microwave and an electric kettle. The main bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet, washbasin and hair dryer, whilst the second bathroom has a shower and toilet. Another washbasin is situated in the hallway for your convenience.
All apartments have free wifi, a hair dryer and safety deposit box. Towels are changed daily and a cleaning service is provided 5 days a week.

SUITE apartment

ITINERARY

What we have detailed below is a guide to the week. This will be adapted according to swimmers needs and the weather. There are two planned swims per day - at the beginning of the week the sessions will be pool based, moving into La Santa’s open water lagoon later in the week.
Cassie says: "I am thrilled to be out in Club La Santa in 2025. Over the week swimmers can expect to receive video analysis and a comprehensive breakdown of how to make their stroke increase efficiency teamed with some drills and easy to understand technique points to help cement it in place."

SUNDAY 2nd MARCH

afternoon
  • 2pm - welcome and safety briefing
  • 4pm - Acclimatisation swim in pool - a chance for you to get your feel for the water and for Cassie and the guides to take a look at your stroke and take video footage ready for your analysis

MONDAY 3rd March

DAILY FOCUS - HEAD & BODY POSITION IN THE WATER

Can you float? For some this comes naturally, for others this is something we have to work harder for. With a few simple tricks we can all experience the motion of floating through the water. Our head and body position sets up our entire stroke, it’s where you learn to work with the water and not against it.

MORNING
  • Cassie to lead a pre-pool warm up
  • 10am - 11am: Pool technique session
  • Post pool video analysis (Group 1)
AFTERNOON
  • 3pm - 5pm: Pool session - skills progression
  • Post pool video analysis (Group 2)

TUESDAY 4 MARCH

DAILY FOCUS - BREATHING

Do you find yourself out of breath as soon as you start swimming? You are not alone. It’s the number one challenge we all face and it can be the quickest fix. A few simple tweaks in the timing, technique and volume of your breath can control your entire mood in the water.

MORNING
  • 10am - 11am: Pool technique session and breathing focused swim set
AFTERNOON
  • 3pm - 5pm: Pool training session and skills progression

WEDNESDAY 5th MARCH

DAILY FOCUS - arms: Their entry points and recovery

In today's sessions, we will be working on how and where we put our hands in the water. The can have a beneficial effect on the efficiency of the catch. It can also alleviate any potential injuries. When we are focussing on the recover phase we are developing an understanding of how we can break down your stroke into movement and recovery.

MORNING
  • 10am - 11am: Pool technique session
AFTERNOON
  • Afternoon at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities at La Santa

THURSDAY 6th MARCH

DAILY FOCUS - ROTATION

The efficiency of your body's rotation will allow you to go further, faster and easier than you ever have before. Good swimmers make it easy for themselves. Swim smarter not harder.

MORNING
  • 10am - 11am: Pool technique and skills session
AFTERNOON
  • 3-3.30pm - an introduction to dry land training for swimmers
  • 4-5pm applying reformed technique into an open water environment (lagoon swim)

FRIDAY 7th MARCH

DAILY FOCUS - CATCH

In this section we will break down the mechanics of what makes us move forward. How do we use our arms to propel us through the water? Making every stroke count and understanding the timing of your stroke.

MORNING
  • 10am -11am: Pool technique and skills progression
AFTERNOON
  • 3-4pm lagoon adventure swim
  • More open water skills: swimming in groups, deep water starts, buoy turns. Plus the art of drafting ...

SATURDAY 8 MARCH

DAILY FOCUS - FINAL TWEAKS & TESTING

Let's go fast but at the right time! Timing, intensity and accelerations is where we an start to develop speed. Where does our speed come from? How can speed chagne throughout out stroke? The final piece of the jigsaw will show you just that - how to swim fast!

Let's put your skills to the test and apply your newly reformed technique into a pressured situation. Combining stroke count, distance and time to accurately track your improvements from day one.

MORNING
  • 10am - 11am: Pool test session
AFTERNOON
  • 3pm - 5pm: Pool Skills progression

SUNDAY 9 MARCH

MORNING
  • 8am-9am: pool optional swim
  • 10am checkout

GETTING TO CLUB LA SANTA

TRIP START / FINISH TIMES

  • Please arrive at Club La Santa for 2pm on Saturday (note - rooms may not be ready until 4pm however your swim guides will meet you and give you a safety briefing whilst you wait for your rooms to be ready)
  • The trip finishes after an early swim on Friday morning, check out is 10am.

fly to lanzarote

There are many flights from the UK, Ireland and Europe directly to Lanzarote.  When you are looking to book, some airlines classify Lanzarote as Arrecife or ACE (for the international airport code). We recommend searching on www.skyscanner.co.uk to find the cheapest flights.

travel to club la santa

Once you have landed in Lanzarote, you can get a taxi from outside of the airport for the 30 minute (approx.) journey to Club La Santa.

WHAT DO I PACK?

  • At least two Swimming costumes
  • Wetsuit - optional* - our Partners at Zone3 offer a wide range of wetsuits, including the eco Yulex natural rubber range HERE and you get 20% OFF all full price Zone3 products with code : SWIMQUEST
  • Two Pairs of swim goggles – ideally one clear and one tinted
  • Tow float (required) - if you haven’t got one yet, you can purchase from our online shop here
  • Rash vest (optional) - available from our online shop here
  • Towel(s) for swims, although the resort provides bath towels for use in your apartments
  • 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 jacket
  • 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.

READY TO BOOK?

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

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