2017 Hell Week Swim Camp
Thanyapura Sports Facility, Phuket, Thailand
Week 1 – October 14-21, 2017
Week 2 – October 21-28, 2017
Hell Week is by application only. To apply for the 2017 camp click the link below.
Held at the world class training facilities of Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand, you’ll be blown away with a week of fun, exercise and dining in paradise! This HELL WEEK swim training camp is ideal for open water swimmers and triathletes of all levels and abilities. You’ll be swimming in the pool and at the beautiful beaches of Phuket to ramp up your fitness for the season ahead.
During the camp you’ll learn what’s like to live as a professional athlete. You’ll discover exactly what you need to do take your swimming to the next level with underwater filming and analysis, our exclusive flexibility screening and training programs that improve technique, strength and fitness. If you love food, you’ll absolutely love the delicious organic food at Thanyapura’s restaurant (meals included of course!). You’ll have access to the expert sports masseurs, physiotherapists and health clinicians at Thanyapura to recover and relax after a big day of training.
What’s happening: 8 day/7 night training camp for open water swimmers and triathletes (Limited to 25 athletes)
Where: Thanyapura Sports Training Facility, Phuket, Thailand
Week One – October 14-21, 2017
Week Two – October 21-28, 2017
Pricing and room options:
Single $2400 (AUD)
Twin share $1900/pp (AUD) (room can be made into two twin beds or one King bed (twin beds together) )
Triple share $1900/pp (AUD)
3 meals a day at DiVine restaurant
All swim coaching, training and video analysis sessions
Optional extras like massage and physio
Dinner on the last night
Saturday (Day One) Group welcome at 2pm. Meet your fellow camp team members. Mobility screening to test your flexibility and find opportunities for improvement. Light pool session to get the body moving and ready for the week ahead. You’ll also have underwater filming and analysis during this session so you know exactly what to focus on from the start.
Sunday (Day Two) Technique and stroke correction session followed by threshold test in the pool to determine your ideal training pace for improving your swimming. Goal setting session after breakfast to help you achieve your best for upcoming races. Strength training seminar in the afternoon to give you the knowledge you need to improve you swim specific power. Evening speed session in the pool.
Monday (Day Three) You’ll start the day with an open water skills session in the pool to give you the confidence, skills and know-how to be a strong open water swimmer. We take the lane ropes out, put buoys in and have a lot of fun. You’ll learn open water swim skills to improve your racing and learn how to deal with choppy conditions and busy swim starts. Optional technique session after lunch in small groups. In the afternoon you’ll learn about stroke rate vs stroke length and finding your ideal range, followed by a threshold pace session in the pool to test out your new skills.
Tuesday (Day Four) Head to Naithon beach for an open water swim with race simulation on teams. You can choose to stick around at the beach and relax or head back to the hotel to wash up. Optional technique session after lunch in small groups. Dryland strength session followed by recovery swim in pool covering skills, breathing techniques and fun games in teams.
Wednesday (Day Five) The morning of the ‘Bloody Big Swim’. A testing open water race simulation where you’ll get a chance to improve your skills and push yourself. You’ll have the rest of the day off and be free to explore, sightsee and discover the beauty of Phuket.
Thursday (Day Six) Morning swim in the pool with a big pull session to work up your appetite just before breakfast. Core strength session after lunch then prepare yourself for the ‘Last Person Standing’ session in the afternoon, a set that will have you swimming fast but close to throwing in the towel!
Friday (Day Seven) Start the day of with a surprise session in the pool (hint: bring your running shoes), preparing yourself for the big finale that afternoon. Friday Night Lights competition to win bragging rights to become Camp Champions. Drinks with the group at the hotel bar before heading out for a final night of dinner and drinks to celebrate an amazing week of swimming, fitness and lots of fun!
Saturday (Day Eight) Head home
*The itinerary is subject to change based on the weather