KATHY : Jo and Tom are lovely guys with brilliant local knowledge of locations, tides and how the weather can alter conditions - they took us to wherever they knew we'd be best protected from the winds for swimming… JUNE 2017
KATE : What a fantastic day. 10k over 4 swims in beautiful places, with a friendly and efficient team and great organisation. Thank you, Tom and Jo. JUNE 2019
KATARINA : A fantastic weekend of swimming, great scenery and most stunning underwater marine world. I never expected waters this clear… 2017
BEN : Wonderful swim with Tom today, great advice on technique, approach to sea swimming and training planning. Will be back if you let me as I am hooked… AUG 2018
CHARLIE : Excellent weekend in cornwall with Tom and Joe. Needless to say im booking September's weekend now… 2018
Easy access to information / Complaints / General Enquiry :
Hopefully we’ve answered any questions that you might want to ask below. By far the easiest thing to do regarding questions or complaints is to call Tom – 07773085427. In terms of complaints we’d love the opportunity to act straight away if you’re not happy. Talking to us in person is always welcomed.
Transport to and from Newquay Airport :
Contact our friends at the Pirate Bus
Holiday requirements :
It’s of the upmost importance that you’re physically able to complete the 3 day swim trip. As such, we have to insist on the participants being able to :
complete a minimum of 2km per day for 3 consecutive days
Be able to comfortably complete a 1500m Front Crawl swim
Have no medical conditions that would prevent you from completing the above
If you’re unsure we must insist on you giving us a call BEFORE BOOKING – 07773085427
Am I going to drown in 5 foot surf?
The simple answer is NO. Our swims are dictated by the swell and wind direction. For both your safety and enjoyment. If you take a look at the ‘Gallery’ section of the website there are a number of examples of the type of conditions you can expect on one of our holidays. We generally swim in flat, fairly clear water.
What does the package include?
3-4 days of bespoke guided swimming
Individual swim coaching and advice
Water safety from qualified & experienced lifeguards
Two swim guides or 3 for larger groups
Transfers to- and from your chosen accommodation to guided swim locations
Extras including body surfing tuition, race tactics, race starts, drafting etc
Extra distance – We’d be happy to extend any of the swims for anyone in serious training…Or include some SwinRun training. We’re very flexible.
Breakfast for anyone booking an accommodation package
Either Tom or Jo, generally both hosting the holiday
What’s not included?
Travel to and from Cornwall
Personal holiday insurance
Swimming equipment (wetsuits, costumes etc)
Lunch and Dinner
What could the package include?
Book as a group and tailor the holiday’s length and activities to suit your needs. You can pick the base town for the trip, the length of the holiday, additional activities (such as surfing, coasteering, SUPing, Hawaiian Outrigger paddles, walking…). We can be very flexible with group bookings.
Is this holiday for you?
As much as we’d love to grant everyone a space on our swimming holidays, we do apply a few practical prerequisites for participation.
Weather conditions will play a large part in dictating the day’s swim and we’ll always endeavor to pick the safest swimming routes. However, we must still insist upon a high level of competency and that the following conditions are met:
The ability to swim at least 1500m Front Crawl comfortably
That you have no medical conditions that would prevent you from swimming the distances (that could total 10km in 3-4 days) – and that we are notified of any pre-existing medical conditions, injuries, unwellness and so on. Unsure – call us.
A good general level of fitness and walking ability to access the swimming locations
You’ll be swimming in a group of other active, like-minded wild swimming enthusiasts for a fun, skill-enhancing and motivational social and physical adventure like no other!
What do I need to bring?
We strongly advise you to bring a wetsuit, preferably one that you have previously swum in and are confident and comfortable when wearing. You’re more than welcome to swim ‘skins’ but we prefer that you have the choice. Otherwise, good fitting goggles with decent visibility, a silicone swimming cap, towels and post-session warm clothing will be required. In addition, a pair of trainers that you don’t mind getting wet, along with any medication you need, sunblock and a bag for your kit should just about cover it.
Where will we swim / itinerary?
This all depends on the conditions on day and is where our key local knowledge comes into play. Both in advance and on the day, we will consider and analyse the wind, swell, weather and tidal forecasts and conditions to devise an appropriate itinerary and plan a swim that is as sheltered and safe as possible.
General Long Weekend looks like this :
Friday – 10am meet up, 11am swim, lunch, second swim at 3-4pm, social group dinner 7pm
Saturday – 10am meet up, 11am swim, lunch, second swim around 4pm
Sunday – 10am meet up, one longer swim 10-11am
What distances will we be swimming?
Most of our swims will be between 1 and 3 km and have multiple exit points. Again, this depends on the general consensus of the group and conditions of the day.
What do we offer?
We run set date swimming holidays through the website
Privately booked swimming holidays
Events through the year
1-2-1 Coaching/swims and individual packages
Pool coaching sessions
Weekly Newsletter – full of training info, coaching tips…
We pride ourselves on our flexibility, if you have an idea call us…
How do I get to Cornwall?
We avoid the summer peak months so the roads are never too bad when it comes to driving.
Contact us with your location and we’ll do our very best to send you your quickest and best travel options.
The bus and train go to a number of major Cornish towns. The Megabus offer incredible value and stops in Newquay and Penzance. It also offers an overnight service.
Websites like ‘BlaBla Car’ potentially offer quick and easy transport across country.
Newquay Airport : flights available all over the UK and some major European cities. (Please see 2018 flight map below). We’ll then provide transport to and from the airport. From Newquay Airport book the Pirate Bus to Penzance (direct, affordable travel)
RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION :
Look at any of the B&Bs on Regent Terrace Penzance, Price range £50-120 per night
BUDGET OPTION : Penzance Backpackers. Anywhere from £55+ for 3 nights
Affordable accommodation - large selection on Alexander Rd, Penzance
Air BnB - the Mexico Inn, Long Rock
The Artist Residence Penzance, approx £450-500 for 3 nights
High-end, try the Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion.
Something a little different…stay in a Russian Army Truck, just outside of Penzance
Booking as a group? - Stunning accommodation in Marazion