Effortless Swimming Presents
2020 HELL WEEK SWIM CAMP

Thanyapura Sports Facility, Phuket, Thailand
October 4-10 (Week #1), 11-17 (Week #2), 18-24 (Week #3) - 2020

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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 18 yrs. old and above 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

7 day / 6 night training camp for swimmers and triathletes (Limited to 21 athletes)

Where:

Thanyapura Sports Training Facility, Phuket, Thailand

When:

October 4-10 (Week #1), 11-17 (Week #2), 18-24 (Week #3) - 2020

Pricing and room options:

Single ($3,900) Twin-share ($3,400 per person) (AUD) (room can be made into two twin beds or one king bed (twin beds together) Please note: Non-swimming partners can attend the camp. Please book and twin-share room and contact us with the details of your non-swimming partner. The cost for a non-swimmer will be paid directly to Thanyapura and is 21,905 THB (approx $1000 AUD) which includes all meals and transfers.

What’s included:

Accommodation, Airport transfers, 3 meals a day at DiVine restaurant, All swim coaching, training, and video analysis sessions

What’s not:

Airfares, optional extras like massage and physio, Dinner on the last night

Itinerary

  • Sunday (Day One)

    Group welcome at 2 pm. 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 plus underwater filming and analysis during this session so you know exactly what to focus on from the start. We'll also do a threshold test in the pool to determine your ideal training pace for improving your swimming.

  • Monday (Day Two)

    Technique and stroke correction session where we'll cover the 5 Core Principals of Fast Freestyle. 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 your swim specific power. Evening speed session in the pool.

  • Tuesday (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. Small group coaching session with a coach to refine your technique and do more filming and analysis in the afternoon, along with a session on breathing and body control.

  • Wednesday (Day Four)

    Head to Naiyang beach for an open water swim with race simulation in teams. You can choose to stick around at the beach and relax or head back to the hotel to wash up. Small group coaching session with a coach to refine your technique and do more filming and analysis in the afternoon, along with a session on finding your ideal stroke rate and pace development.

  • Thursday (Day Five)

    A strength-based session in the pool where we'll take you through a session that can help you increase your endurance and speed over distance. 'Last Person Standing’ session in the afternoon, a set that will have you swimming fast but close to throwing in the towel!

  • Friday (Day Six)

    Start the day with the infamous 'DC special' set, a challenging staple in our training plan that you love/hate. Finish with a final underwater filming and analysis and have a clear plan as you return back home. In the afternoon, it's relays where you'll compete against other teams in unconventional relay races that will set the scene for the big final night dinner in Naiyang (lots of fun!). Celebrate an amazing week!

  • Saturday (Day Seven)

    Head home after an amazing week of training, fun and improving your swimming.

Hotel Lobby: “Welcome to Thanyapura!”

Thanyapura Pool

Luxury accommodation: Twin Room

Luxury accommodation: King Room

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive for Hell Week?

We start at 2 pm on the first day so depending on where you are flying from it can be easier to arrive the day before. Most people fly in the night before and stay at Thanyapura for an extra night. To book the extra night you just need to contact Thanyapura directly at [email protected] and let them know you are with the Hell Week group.

Is there free time?

Yes! Most days there is time between sessions and meals to relax by the hotel pool, attend fitness classes or go for a run or ride. Many of the triathletes who attend fit in extra sessions around the camp schedule. In the middle of the week after a few hard days of training, we swim in the morning then you get the rest of the day off to relax or explore Phuket. We often hear campers talk about how much they enjoy the combination of relaxing time and challenging swim workouts.

I’m not an elite swimmer or triathlete, will this camp be suitable for me?

We have a wide range of speeds and swimming abilities to attend the camp. Because we have 5x50m lanes for each session we’re able to cater for most levels of swimmers. For aerobic sessions the fastest lane is often leaving around the 1:30 or 1:35/100m pace and the slower lane leaving on 2:30/100m. If you’ve never attended a camp like this before don’t worry, neither have most people!

What’s the food like?

One of the best things about Hell Week is the food! All of your meals are prepared at Divine Restaurant at Thanyapura with there being a wide selection of food available. Imagine not having to cook, prepare or clean up any of your meals for the week…it really is train, eat, sleep without any of the worries of normal life. All of your meals are included in the price (except the final night dinner where go out for dinner).

How much swimming will I be doing during the week?

Each session varies between 2-4km with there being 13 swims planned for the week. This varies between the pool and open water and each session has a different focus from speed, skills, technique, endurance, recovery, etc. Most swimmers end up doing 25-40km for the week depending on their fitness level.

What’s the refund policy if I can no longer make it?

Spots are transferable but not refundable.

What’s the payment and booking process?

Bookings can be made directly through the payment link above. If booking a twin share room with another swimmer, BOTH swimmers must book a spot separately. If booking a twin share room with a non-swimmer, only one booking is required by the person who will be swimming at the camp. We will contact you later about payment for the non-swimmer.

Have other questions? Call us in Australia on 1300755088 or contact us here.