Formentera is a small Balearic island just off Ibiza, and home to our Technique & 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 definitely escaped Ibiza-style development, and instead retains a laid-back, tranquil place. 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 locals tell us that 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.


21-27 September 2024

Technique with Ray Gibbs in Formentera
This tour is ideal for anyone who is looking to get solid, intensive technique coaching in beautiful relaxed Formentera. With a combination of pool and ocean swimming – drills, seminars and leisure swims, Ray will ensure you leave with a solid understand of what you need to work on to improve your stroke over the winter months.

2-6 October 2024

Improvers Tours
Our Improvers Tours are aimed at people who are new to open water, slightly nervous about swimming in the sea, or simply intrigued by open water swimming. This trip will help you to get in touch with your inner mermaid (or merman!) find out more about stroke technique, and build confidence in the water.

6-11 October 2024

Technique with James Ewart in Formentera
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 comprises technique sessions that are structured to help you develop your stroke as the week progresses and exploratory adventure swims led by the SwimQuest guides.