3-Night Cornwall Wild Swimming Triathlon Break
Discover an active coastal break in Cornwall
22-25 September 2023 | From £845 per person | Only 7 spaces remaining
Invigorate the senses, improve technique and become immersed in the mental and physical benefits of cold water swimming during an unforgettable wild sea swimming retreat at St Michaels.
Want to put practice into performance? This break falls over the weekend of the Falmouth Tri which starts on Gylly beach, footsteps from St Michaels. Entry into the Tri is included within the break and you'll work on acclimitisation swims and preparation work with your expert Salim in the lead up to the race.
• 3-nights accommodation at our luxury Cornish wellness resort
• Dinner every night
• Full Cornish breakfast
• Expert sea swimming tuition
• Yoga session
• Gyllyngvase SUP experience or Hydrothermal spa experience
• Complimentary Health Club swim & gym access
• Falmouth Triathlon entry
Add an extra night from £95 per person
*Prices per person based on single occupancy or two people sharing a Classic/Twin room. If sharing a room and your sharer does not want to participate in the wild swimming sessions, please call for prices.
Wild Swimming Break Itinerary & Requirements
Swimming experience - you should be a confident open-water swimmer with previous experience. You should be able to swim 800m without stopping. This can be a mix of strokes though some should be front crawl.
Equipment - a swimming (not watersports) wetsuit is essential unless you have experience with non-wetsuit open water swimming. It is possible to rent suits, please discuss well in advance of your stay with our reservations team. You should also bring a bright swim hat, goggles/spare goggles, a dry robe or warm beach towels, sunglasses, sun cream, hot drinks flask (if possible). If you have a towe float, this is an advantage but these can be provided.
Welcome to St Michaels
Arrive, check in and relax into your subtropical hideaway
Welcome talk, meet and greet with complimentary drink
Time to swim
Pool-based swim in indoor Health Club
Introductory talk over continental or cooked breakfast
First sea swim
Yoga stretch session
Guided walk to Swanpool with sea swim, group coaching and Q&A session
Feel good again
2-hour Hydrothermal Experience
One last sea swim
Talk over continental or cooked breakfast
Check out and goodbyes
Develop: meet the experts, improve your stroke
Swim Lab’s Salim Ahmed is, quite simply, a cold water swim guru: a title hard-earned through years of coaching on lakes and open seas across Europe. Soak up some sea swim wisdom as Salim shares his cold water philosophy, conducts individual video analysis and provides small group coaching taking in technique, breathing methods and swim psychology.
Then, while the wetsuit dries out, head for the beach or yoga studio with the experts at St Michaels Health Club, who will gently draw you through stretch sessions specifically tailored for tired swimmers!
Book Cornwall Wild Swimming Break
Book with confidence
Active Cornish Breaks can be booked by calling our reservations team on 01326 312 707 or online.
A 20% deposit will be taken when your booking is confirmed, with the balance due 28 days prior to arrival.
Your booking can be cancelled without charge up to 28 days prior to arrival.
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