improve your swimming...

at our weekend swimming retreat
vilamoura, portugal

9-12 february 2023

adults swimming course

OUR BRAND NEW weekend swimming RETREAT (it's a bit like a camp, but better!)

Based in the beautiful coastal resort of Vilamoura, this really will be the best way to get ahead with your swimming!

Rather than chilly, drizzly, Britain, you get to improve your swimming technique in the gorgeous sunshine (we hope!) in the Algarve.

Of course, the emphasis of the trip will be coached swimming, but we will also have great FUN! 

Our methods are different from others, with our passion and knowledge we guarantee we can teach you a better way of swimming. Read more about the plan for the weekend and why you should choose us to be your coaches. 

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special introductory offer!

weekend SWIMming RETREAT

thursday 9 FEBRUARY - saturday 11 february 2023

who IS THIS For?

Everyone! From beginners looking to learn front crawl right through to confident swimmers who are looking to make improvements

The only prerequisite we have, is that you should be able to swim 50 metres (in any stroke). We can work with the ability you have. The results we get for people really are incredible, there is nothing we have not seen or cannot fix, you just need to trust and believe in us. 

If you are already an advanced swimmer, great! We are extremely capable coaches and are highly experienced in running coaching sessions that are tailored to the ability level of each person. We will use multiple lanes of the pool, and will ensure everyone is being supported in the right way. It is not a “one size fits all” approach with us, we observe you, listen to you and then help you improve. 

If you have any questions regarding your suitability, please just ask! 


To make huge improvements in your swimming technique and ability, all while having a great time!

We do not believe in people returning home from triathlon camps / swimming camps feeling like death! 

All too often at these camps the exercise load is increased too much, too quickly and this results in injury, illness and quite simply – its just not a fun time! 

This is why we changed the name from camp to retreat! Sounds better already doesn’t it!

Yes, we will do lots of coached swimming but we do not want you to overdo it and really want you to have a great time in the process. Triathlon is FUN, and enjoying the process is how you can ensure its something you’ll want to stick with. 


Vilamoura, Portugal! Why? Vilamoura is a beautiful part of the world and very convenient to get to. 

Flights are just over 2 hours, and Vilamoura is around a 15 minute transfer from Faro airport. We have a transfer company that we can set you up with, and if you stay in the Marina then the pool is around a 5 minute walk. As well as the coffee shop we use as our meeting point, the cakes are to die for! 

The pool we use is the brilliant Municipal Pool of Quarteira.


There are so many lovely hotels in Vilamoura, along with Air BnB properties. We would rather leave it up to you to choose where you’d like to stay depending on your own preferences and budget. The Vila Gale Hotel is highly recommended along with the Dom Pedro. 

If you are considering booking a hotel, please reach out to Tarsh Wendt, our travel Consultant who can possibly get a discount for a group booking. Tarsh’s email is:


Just £80! Due to this being our first ever swimming only retreat, we wanted to offer it at a very low introductory price. The travel is very reasonable this time of year, so grab yourself a bargain! 

This price does not include travel and accommodation costs. 

can i come alone or bring a friend/family member?

You are very welcome to come alone, or bring someone with you! We will make sure you are introduced to everyone and feel comfortable and welcome. 

We have had people attend previous events who have brought their partner/relation/friend along, their partner didn’t get involved in the training sessions but there is just so much to do in Vilamoura that you do not need to worry about them being bored! 

We aim to get our training sessions wrapped up relatively early, leaving plenty of time for relaxing or other activities, of which there are plenty! 

the plan:

Of course, coached swimming sessions will be the main focus. There will be 6 swimming sessions and 3 talks giving  information about our philosophy and why we coach they way we do.

But fear not, this is ALWAYS accompanied with coffee and cake!

The emphasis will be on having fun whilst training in the sun…

…but, don’t worry! We are not like sergeant majors beasting people! 

You will get plenty of free time to explore the area, go on a boat trip, play golf or just laze around on by the pool – its entirely up to you!  


We are fully qualified and insured triathlon coaches and with a high coach to athlete ratio, you know you’ll be in the best hands possible!

Imagine the progress you could make in the sunshine and amazing surroundings!

WHy choose us?

We are highly experienced triathlon coaches, by studying all of the different methodologies used in triathlon coaching we now use a combination of them all – as we know what really works.  

We will not have you obsessing over a watch or whatever the latest technology is. We do not agree that triathlon should be about owning the most expensive technical equipment – quite the opposite! 

We consider the whole athlete as a person and take into account their life outside of triathlon including their health, mental wellbeing and goals.

Through our on deck swimming coaching which amounts to around 170 hours per year, there is not much we haven’t seen or issues that we cannot fix!

We are British Triathlon Level 2 qualified coaches, Ironman U qualified, Trisutto certified and training Peaks accredited. 

We have travelled the world and looked at every single coach who has coached world champion triathletes successfully over a period of time and learned from them and put together our own way of doing things. 

We have seen INCREDIBLE results, from taking people from being non-swimmers and terrified of water to competent happy swimmers. 

We have coached a lady who only had 1 hour of pool use per week to achieve her goal of a podium place at her triathlon event. This makes us so incredibly happy. 

We have had our own personal wins as well, but its not about us and how well we perform, for us it is about how well we can get you to where you want to be – and still have a life! 

Above all of this, we are normal people, we have a laugh and we completely understand how daunting it can be to embark on this as a new hobby or interest and will support you all the way.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns and we will chat through them with you. Email or please feel free to pop us a What’s App message – Jacqui 07790 000166.

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Please complete the form below to register and pay for the course (£80) using your credit or debit card. Thanks.

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