MALDIVES 5 Day LUXURY Ocean Walker Technique Swim Camp

(17 customer reviews)


IT REALLY DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS for improving your swimming, while relaxing in PARADISE and even having some quality time to yourself.

ABILITY LEVEL: Suitable for beginners to advanced!

5 days of swim training learning the Ocean Walker Technique from the WORLD RECORD BREAKING open water swimmer ADAM WALKER.
This is our SUPER LUXURY ‘SPOIL YOURSELF’ open water swim camp.

**Please make sure you read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION tab before booking.

Your first full day will be a masterclass in Adams swim stroke technique in the lagoon at the hotel (no swimming pools on this trip!). Then each day we will take you out on our private boat to explore the stunning 29 degree crystal clear waters, incredible marine life, reefs and white sandy beaches of the Maldives – putting into practice what you have learned and being coached throughout with detailed video analysis sessions so you can really see how you progress through the week. Topped off with a sunset BBQ and snorkeling.
IT REALLY DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS for improving your swimming, while relaxing in PARADISE and even having some quality time to yourself.

If you are looking for a swim training camp, this is it – with an Ocean Walker Cherry on top!
Non-swim camping partners are also welcome to come with you!
This course is suitable for open water swimming beginners to advanced. The sea swims will work so that all abilites can work to their own level, and push themselves as much or as little as they wish.
You will be accompanied on each swim by Adam Walker (record breaking open water swimmer, Oceans7, Ice Miler, 2 Way Windermere) and partner Gemma Clarke, qualified coaches in the Ocean Walker Technique, as well as a safety kayaking crew.

  • Ocean Walker technique training with Adam Walker
  • In-depth video analysis (above and underwater)
  • Private boat trips
  • Sunset beach BBQ
  • Snorkelling
  • Daily sea swimming
  • Small group
  • Pure beach bliss


(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Our home for the duration will be the award winning SUMMER ISLAND – South Asias leading beach resort 2019.
With an array of restaurants, high spec gym, boutique, spa and beautiful sandy beaches to relax and unwind on (when Adam isn’t looking).

The Ocean Walker Stroke Technique was created by Adam Walker following shoulder injuries sustained during his first channel swim. The technique enabled Adam to continue and successfully complete 6 more channels, breaking records along the way and earning him the title, 1stBrit to complete the Oceans 7. The Ocean Walker technique looks effortless, and as well as being efficient in the water, you are not putting as much pressure on your shoulders as you would with a conventional front crawl. The use of core muscles, a still head and a 90 degree hip rotation are just a few of the key elements to this stroke that differentiates it to other techniques, and you are learning directly from the man who created it.

Open water temperatures fluctuate between 28-30 degrees celcius.

Ocean Walker 5 Day Luxury swim camp in the Maldives.
AGENDA OVERVIEW (full agendas will be sent to you upon booking confirming dates, detailing breaks actual duration and useful information)

DAY 1:
[15:00] Meet and greet at AVI sundeck, introductions and course overview.
[16:30-17:30] Swim in the lagoon.
[19:30] Meet for dinner

DAY 2:
[9:00-18:30] Swim stroke masterclass day in the lagoon

DAY 3:
[8:30-9:30] Video review session
[10:00-12:30] Ocean Walker Technique swim training in the lagoon
[15:00-17:30] Ocean Walker Technique swim training in the lagoon

DAY 4:
[10:00-12:00] Ocean Walker Technique swim training in the lagoon
[15:15-19:00] Private boat snorkelling trip, then sunset drinks on the sandbank 

DAY 5:
[10:00-12:00] Ocean Walker Technique swim training in the lagoon
[14:00-16:00] Swim stroke analysis session
[18:30-late] Sunset drinks on sundeck, then private beach BBQ


5 nights full board luxury accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner in Samuga restaurant) Water, tea and coffee included at meal times.
We will be staying at Summer Island, Maldives.
Nearest airport = Male
Return boat transfer from airport to the hotel is included with your course price.

Your room will be a beautiful ground floor SUPERIOR BEACH room.

All rooms come with:

  • Attached bathroom with rain shower – partially open-air
  • Large Verandah with daybed and seating
  • King size bed (or twin) and sofa in the room
  • Coffee/ tea making facilities and minifridge
  • Toiletries hair dryer and bathroom amenities
  • LED TV and satellite channels and IDD Telephone
  • Dressing table

If you require extra nights due to flights or just for some extra time for holidaying at Summer Island, let us know upon booking as we will be happy to arrange this for you. Upon request of this we will advise the cost per extra night over email to you based on your room type and requirements.

All rooms are double beds. Twins can be made available upon request (subject to availability).
All rooms are non-smoking.

You have 3 booking options.
1 x SWIM CAMPER – you will have a room to your self
2 x SWIM CAMPERS (sharing a room) you will share a room with one other swim camper.
*Please note, we do not place you with another camper, the person you are sharing a room with will be someone you book with. This may be a partner or a friend.
1 x SWIM CAMPER + 1 x NON-CAMPER (sharing a room)
Your non swimming partner or friend can come and enjoy a holiday during your time with us. They will have full use of the hotel facilities, and option to join us on boat trips to open water swimming destinations. When we are swimming open water your partner or friend is welcome to come and watch/support you from the side.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided on an a full board basis in the Samuga restaurant.
Water is provided on the boat trips.
Please make sure you advise us of any specific dietary requirements upon booking.

Flights are not included in the course price.
You will need to arrange your own flights.
Alcohol is not included, if you want to add a drinks package to your trip you can discuss with reception upon arrival.

Nearest airport: Male (this is approx. 45mins from the hotel)
Transfer: Your boat transfer is included from Male airport to the hotel upon arrival and then back again when you check-out.
Bring your non-swim camper partner: Perfect…you get your swim training in while your other half can relax on the beach and make the most out of the resort! Win Win. There is an option to add a non-swim camping partner, based on them sharing your room.
Please note this course and venue is not suitable for unaccompanied children.

ABILITY: Beginners+
Open water swimming experience is preferred but not essential.
You are required to be able to swim at least 100m in a swimming pool.
You can wear a wetsuit for the open water swims if you wish.

**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).

You will be asked to confirm your agreement to our terms and conditions at checkout. By booking you are agreeing to these.
This will detail our useful information about what happens when you book including cancellation policy.
You can read these now by clicking this link Swim Camps – Important Information


To book onto the course we are taking a 25% non-refundable deposit, this secures your place on the course and your room at Summer Island until remainder is due 1 month prior to the swim camp start date, which we will confirm over email for you.
Our usual cancellation policy applies. Please ensure you read our term and conditions prior to booking.

Please do research your options with regards to travel insurance and we strongly recommend that you purchase insurance the includes (but not limited to) cover for illness, accident, emergency repatriation, ambulance, helicopter rescue services, cancellation, lost luggage, delays and most importantly open water swimming.

There are now more options available for flexible flights, please look into the best options available to you at the time for your travel.
Flights are not included with the course price. It is your responsibility to book your own flight.

Booking Options *

Booking for 2? Please provide both DOB’s here.

Please advise us of any medical conditions, injuries past or present and specific dietary requirements. If neither apply, please write n/a in the required field.

Please provide NAME, CONTACT TEL and RELATIONSHIP TO YOU of your emergency contact. This should be someone at home (not someone who is not accompanying you on the course).

Pay a 25% deposit per item

17 reviews for MALDIVES 5 Day LUXURY Ocean Walker Technique Swim Camp


    Adam Walker… what a wonderful life gift you have shared with us all. Thank you 🙂

    Learning a new way to swim efficiently has been a truly valuable and enjoyable experience. It has answered all questions! on how to use your body from head to toe, and become a more competent and effective ocean swimmer. All done with a relaxed, often humorous delivery that allows learning to flourish.

    I have travelled and invested extensively in Ocean swimming around the world. Searching for a better way to swim. Look no further as this method of swimming cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. It’s unique, complex but in the end simple and natural. Well worth the effort and patience needed to achieve this swim style.

    I wouldn’t wish injury on anyone, however the journey that took Adam on this quest to create a swim style that doesn’t impact shoulders, was born out of his shoulder injury and desire to continue swimming. The benefits of his years of investment in searching, finding and developing the Walker technique has been a Win Win for all those who invest in his training. So kudos to the universe that caused this collision of events to motivate Adam to develop and deliver a wonderful solution to swimmers shoulder injuries along with the other benefits of the Walker swimming technique.

    At 61 years of age, I will be forever grateful, to have found this opportunity. It’s a style of swimming that has longevity and injury avoidance benefits. I have also found an escalation in feelings of well-being, ease of stroke in the bigger waves, faster swim times with less effort and overall… a more enjoyable ocean swim experience. Thanks again Adam

  2. Patricia de Folter-Wittebroodt

    What a fantastic swim camp we had in the Maldives, June 2023!
    Thank you Adam for the extra hour of training you gave me after I arrived later due to a pasport problem. That really helped me so much! You also immediatly adjusted certain drills to make them easier for me with the neck condition that I have.
    You and Steve are wonderful coaches, always motivating and positive, explaining the Ocean Walker technique step by step. Thank you for that! You make the Ocean Walker Technique very accessable, even for people like me, who have a fysical limitation. Being able to swim, is so joyful for me, and I look forward to get better at it.
    Our group was a happy sportif group of people from all over the world. New friends are made and lots of great memories! And Summer Island is indeed paradise, an amazing place to be, with friendly people. An island without traffic but with the sound of the ocean instead… very relaxing.

  3. Julie Kiell

    I am a triathlete who, like many other triathletes, is always looking to improve my swim. I saw Adam on Instagram and knew that I wanted to swim like him…smooth, effortless…and fast! I decided that I wanted to learn his innovative freestyle technique and saw that he held a number of swim camps teaching his style. I decided to attend his camp in the Madives and WOW! WOW! WOW! The Maldives is truly paradise and the Summer Island Resort accomodations beautifully appointed with a wonderful staff and great food! As for the course itself…it was everything and more than I hoped for. Adam and Steve are both wonderful, incredibly interesting people who have been gifted the ability to teach…traits that make them great coaches! So, if you would like to improve your swimming, meet new friends, and have an incredible time…all in paradise…the Ocean Walker camp in the Maldives is the place to do it!

  4. Tim B

    If you want to strengthen your swimming and have a good time doing it, this camp is for you. Summer Island is an ideal place to sharpen your technique while also enjoying yourself and the company of other likeminded athletes. Adam and Jim are a world-class coaching team: both are exceptionally thoughtful, detailed, and motivating. And they each have a great sense of humor as well, which is often the difference between good instructors and great ones. The instruction alone was worth travelling halfway around the world, and yet the comradery of Adam, Jim, and the other highly-motivated participants added even more to the camp. This is an opportunity to learn a highly effective technique from inspiring people–don’t pass it up!

  5. Dr Francisco

    This camp turned to be an amazing swimming learning experience, provided by excellent coaches, Adam Ocean Walker and Jim, taking place in an awesome location, and coloured by multiple unforgettable adventures -many of them being character-building. My main interest upon enrolling the camp was improving my technique for energy saving and for overall swimming safety while swimming in the sea, as I swim solo (and for shoulder protection during long swims); which were all part of Ocean Walker’s promise…and the promise was fulfilled to my satisfaction and expectations. I am even considering enrolling my kids, once they grow a bit more, to a suitable Ocean Walker camp in the future. Therefore, I highly recommend you to consider this camp if you want to take your swimming (specially if long distance) to the next level and/or you feel the traditional free-style stroke is not serving you well.

  6. Logan F

    Simply Amazing!! The thought of flying thousands of miles to go swimming might seem a stretch for some, but the opportunity to return home with the experience of a lifetime made it a journey worthwhile. So worthwhile, I had to do it twice!. As all the videos on YouTube and social media have shown, Adam and Gema are incredibly patient and talented swim coaches and the results speak louder than anything I could say here. What the videos don’t show are the amazing relationships and truly magical connections that happen from every ‘roll’ every ‘kick’ and every ‘pull’ taught by these amazing people. Money can not pay for the lessons you will learn, and for that, I am eternally grateful. Do for yourself and your family something you’ve never done, it will most certainly change your lives and your swim stroke!

  7. Victoria

    I was told that I will never improve my swimming if I m not ready to smash myself and build a lot of power in my arms. They were wrong! This camp and technique were a game changing experience, I m now swimming smoothly, saving a lot of energy and enjoying the whole process.
    Learning this technique in paradise is of course a big bonus

  8. Mamie Coleman

    Adam Ocean Walker changed my life forever!!! I am triathlete in Southern California and I thought there was no other paradise to train in other than my state! Malibu beaches are exceptional but the Maldives is heaven! Training with Adam was a dream come true. One of the biggest fears I have is swimming in the ocean because of the unknown and those friendly little sharks! But Adam helped me get over this fear with his special training!! Not to mention I can swim faster in any body of ocean without thinking something is going to eat me alive lol. I call this special place the 8th wonder because of the people and the technique that Adam teaches you in the gorgeous ocean! It’s the best yearly vacation that I’ll take for the rest of my life! No exaggeration! It’s simply an exceptional experience you don’t want to miss in Paradise!!

  9. Priya

    As a complete non swimmer, I was very scared at the beginning of the camp. It exceeded my expectations and I learnt much beyond swimming. Adam and Gemma are wonderful human beings with infinite patience and passion towards swimming and teaching. They tailored it as per our capabilities. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and so did my husband ( who was a non swimmer) and my eight year old who joined the camp worships Adam and Gemma ! He religiously wears the band Adam gave him and has read his autobiography at least five times since. The hotel is wonderful and everyone on the course with us was so wonderful and accommodating. Don’t even waste time reading this review, just do it!

  10. Richard Wingfield

    What a fantastic swimming camp. Perfect hosts, perfect location and most importantly, perfect swimming technique.
    What Adam and Gemma taught us over those 5 days, has been a game changer for me personally. Next week I head to Morocco to do a 33km race, without this new technique there is no way I would be able to undertake this. Have to say Summer Island was the perfect setting, beautiful pristine waters. I highly recommend this camp to anyone who likes swimming.

  11. Yohan Janeau

    I had high expectations going to this camp. It was for us a big investment. And Adam and Gemma managed to exceed those expectations. The commitment Adam has to make sure everyone one of us leaves satisfied and swimming his technique, is extraordinary .
    We also met great people from many different places.
    We really enjoyed it.
    The hotel was also really good.

  12. Kelly Pereira

    I’ve only started swimming freestyle a year ago and have been mostly teaching myself. That probably explains why I never got the hang of gliding and turning my head without hitting the shoulders and neck. Going for the Ocean Walker camp was one of the best decisions I ever made. And being able to experience it in the beautiful Maldivian waters was the most amazing adventure I had ever experienced.

  13. Anubhav Khiwani

    There is no doubt in my mind that my stroke has changed leaps and bounds, with the knowledge and skill Adam has, he will propel your swimming skills to another world. He is the first and possibly the only man I will meet to have completed the 7 ocean swims around the world. Sharp and soft, when the camp started I never imagined that one could change the stroke in such short time. Adam was convinced that it will happen, and surely it did. With in depth video analysis, almost whole day talk about swimming, I felt better and different. Now I intend to swim ocean marathons. This skill is life changing and the experience Adam holds will have a profound effect on anyone who joins his camp.

  14. Khalid Al Hassan

    I had the privilage and honor to be trained under Adam and Gemma.
    I had attended the exceptional swim camp at Summer Island Maldives.
    I was extremely impressed as how quick I learned the technique. I just tried it at a race 1500m and saved 3 mins from my average!
    Adam and Gemma are extremely professional, dedicated, enthusiastic. And above all outstanding coaches! I do strongly recommend this camp, you get to learn the technique in a wonderful resort, and get to meet wonderful people
    Finally, Adam is a gentleman that sticks to his word, and wherever he promises, he will fulfill.

  15. Jam (aka Sam/Jane)

    Brian said it all!
    My most valuable lesson is Adam’s arm technique. The wider and lower arm movement stops my long term shoulder pain associated with swimming. When you manage to put the stroke together, you can feel the joy of being able to glide effortlessly through the water.
    I can not imagine being in a better place learning to swim – in paradise with Ocean Walker and Gemma plus getting to know wonderful new friends.

  16. Karen Ennis

    I can’t recommend Summer Island enough as a swim camp venue. I’ve been lucky enough to attend several of Adam and Gemma’s camps and this one hit a new high. Not only did I get the detailed support to keep improving my stroke efficiency, but I also got to swim with eagle rays and turtles. The water was crystal clear and warmer than a swimming pool. I say book, book, book, you’ll regret it if you don’t!

  17. Brian Sambirsky

    I spent 5 days with Adam Walker in the Maldives learning his swimming technique. The 5 day camp exceeded my expectations from a technical and pleasure perspective. Adam was able to eliminate my existing bad habits and reconfigure my poor form with his less effort but equally effective stroke. Summer Island was quite the paradise. The camp was intensive but there was still plenty of time to relax and enjoy a new location. The resort offered several activities, a very pleasant setting and very tasty food choices from around the world.

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