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.
These tours are ideal for people who are already comfortable swimming 400m front crawl in <12 minutes and are comfortable swimming out of their depth. It’s also ideal 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.
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.