5 DAY POOL & OPEN WATER SWIM CAMP IN FRANCE with WORLD RECORD BREAKER - Adam Walker and 9 X IRONMAN - Steve Smith!
Adam Walker and L1 qualified Ocean Walker Technique coach Steve Smith are looking forward to welcoming you to the OCEAN WALKER SWIM FACILITY based in the French countryside this summer. Come and perfect your swimming stroke technique in the 25m outdoor swimming pool and put it into practice in open water.
THE PERFECT CAMP FOR COUPLES, GROUPS OF FRIENDS, TEAMS AND CLUBS!
The course will take place at Steve Smith’s purpose built training facility in France.
Gites at Civray is perfectly set up to accommodate couples, groups of friends or teams who are looking for a swim training holiday.
This is a self catering swim camp.
THE COURSE OVERVIEW
The Ocean Walker swim camp group will have Gites at Civray exclusively to themselves for the week long training course.
Over the course of the week you will be coached by Adam Walker and Steve Smith in the private open air, heated 25m pool and learn the Ocean Walker Technique - Adam Walkers energy efficient front crawl swim stroke.
In the pool Adam and Steve will give live demos of the Ocean Walker Technique and explain the benefits of this swimming style.
Breaking the stroke down into stages, Adam and Steve will guide you individually and in turn during the swimming sessions, which are filmed for the video analysis.
We will take you to a selection of beautiful open water swimming spots to put your technique into practice, including a trip to Château de Chenonceau! Where, after your open water swim we will stop for lunch and then time to visit this spectacular Medieval Castle that spans the River Cher, with it's famous gardens and stunning architecture.
Following this intensive week of coaching, training, swimming and fun, you will receive your individual video footage on email.
Gites at Civray are a collection of beautifully restored, rustic properties in the heart of the French countryside. Boasting their own private 25m outdoor heated swimming pool, stunning country lanes and trails for walking/running, as well as miles of road for cyclists. It is a playground for swimmers, triathletes and Ironman alike. Coach Steve and wife Jenny are there to help advise on routes as well as stunning spots for open water swimming.
Each Gite is self catering, with kitchen, lounge area and w/c / bathroom / shower rooms.
Most rooms are double beds, with possible option of twin.
Each Gite is set up differently, with seperate bedrooms, en-suites and shared living spaces - so we will select the most relevant room/gite option for you based on your selections (when you book).
This set-up is particularly popular for groups and couples, but is also solo traveller friendly.
Your accommodation is covered from CHECK-IN: Thurs 4th June to CHECK-OUT: Tues 9th June.
If you would like extra nights, for flights or extra holiday time, no problem. We can make sure you are all set for your stay with us. When we receive your booking we will email you to request such information.
ABILITY LEVEL: All levels welcome. This course includes open water swimming, so experience swimming in open water is advisable.
(please let us know if you are a learner swimmer).
LOCATION: Gites at Civray, Civray, 37350 La Celle Guenand, France.
Arrive: Thursday 4th June 2020
Depart: Tuesday 9th June 2020
Agendas are sent out shortly after booking, as well as more useful information.
We will notify you if the timings vary massively from those stated above.
FREE TRANSFER (*see dates)
Gites at Civray are offering a free transfer from and to the airport on the following dates:
COLLECTION FROM TOURS: THURS 4TH JUNE (early evening)
DROP OFF AT TOURS AIRPORT: TUES 9TH JUNE (for around 2pm)
If you are arriving before or departing after the above dates/times then please arrange your own transfers to and from the venue.
Dates have been based on popular flight times. We will confirm to you exacts over email.
Tours airport – approx. 1 hour drive (*free transfer option as detailed above)
Limoges airport – approx. 2 hour drive
Caen - approx. 3.5 hour drive
Le Havre - approx. 4 hour drive
Dieppe - approx. 4.5 hour drive
Calais- approx. 6 hour drive
TGV trains from Paris to St Pierre des Corps - approx. 1.5 hour drive
Changing facilities: Your own room at Gites at Civray, and we will advise accordingly for each open water swim venue.
Food and refreshments: This is a self-catering swim camp.
Upon arrival and collection on Thurs 4th, you will be taken to a local supermarket to purchase your food for the week.
You will need to have supplies for your breakfast, lunches and dinners as required.
Upon arrival on Thursday evening, Gites at Civray will have a complimentary pasta dish prepared for our arrivals.
We will also arrange trips out for lunches and evening meals during the course.
Water is on tap, every Gite will have a kettle too - so hot drinks as you require them.
We will provide you full details along with the full agenda upon booking.
WANT TO WEAR A WETSUIT? We welcome wetsuit wearers. During the open water swims, it is your decision if you wish to wear a wetsuit or not. Please bring your own wetsuit - wetsuits will not be provided.
**Participants must be 18 years and over.
(We can accept younger participants on this course, but a parent must be present - please contact us prior to booking to check and discuss).
Please read both PARTICIPANT DECLARATION and WORLDWIDE SWIM CAMPS information before you book.
This will detail our terms and conditions, useful information about what happens when you book including cancellation policy.
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