Formentera (Ibiza)

Formentera (Ibiza) Claimed

For dazzlingly crystal clear waters and long stretches of beach, backed by dunes and pine trees.

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Region

Europe

Months Available

September
October

Description

FORMENTERA IS THE PLACE TO WORK ON YOUR SWIMMING

We offer Improvers tours and tours with guest Coaches JAMES EWART & RAY GIBBS

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.

We are are also delighted to welcome back Ray Gibbs from Swim Canary Wharf. With over 23 years swimming teaching experience, Ray Gibbs has developed a clear step-by-step approach to stroke technique development, and now runs the swim school, Swim Canary Wharf. Ray focuses on tailored exercises which guests can take home and incorporate into their usual swimming routine.

We also offer an improvers tour which is deal for those who are new to swimming in open water who wish to develop their open water swimming skills and experience. Because of our small group sizes (max 14), we can ensure that every individual 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.

ABOUT FORMENTERA

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 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.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

  • Average daily swimming – depends on ability, adaptable
  • Approx. sea temperature range: 23-26C
  • Group size – up to 14 swimmers
  • Age range – 16+ (for family enquiries, please contact the office)
  • Are non-swimmers welcome? Absolutely – non-swimmers are welcome to join the tour and enjoy beautiful Formentera.


WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation
  • 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 airport 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
  • Wetsuit (if required)
  • Single room supplements, or superior room upgrades

Distances Offered

under 1k
1-2k
2-3k
3-4k
4-5k
5-6k
6-7k

Experience

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional

Temperature

Moderate

Swim Type

Race
Clinic
Group
Swimcation

Water Type

Ocean
Sea
Island

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