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Sign up to Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine Open Water Swim Camp and receive guaranteed entry to Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine (26th September 2020), with a distance of your choice.

We’re offering the first 20 people to sign up to the camp a distance of choice: 0.5 mile, one mile and two mile places to those who take part in the camp.

Join Dan Bullock, Co Found of Swim for Tri and Ben Price at Club La Santa, for the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine Open Water Swim Camp.

The camp is aimed at newcomers to intermediate levels, and the aim is to mix practical workouts with talks, video and demonstrations.

The camp will help individuals gain confidence in the water, allowing them to take on their distance of choice at Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine, with ease come September.


The coaches

Ben Price, a former national junior triathlon champion and has competed at Ironman as a pro for during his 20 years. Since his professional days he has been involved in coaching of swimming, biking and running at Club La Santa and other venues.

Ben said: “Club La Santa would definitely be the best place to prepare for the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine with its three open air 50 meter pools and a salt water lagoon all with in a five minute walk! You’re not going to get better facilities anywhere else in the world. “

Dan has been a coach since 1990, holding qualifications with the ASA, BTF and the World Open Water Swim Association.

Dan said: “For over 10 years Swim For Tri have been offering lessons in the Serpentine so are uniquely qualified to now have the opportunity to bring all these open water skills together and help those undertaking their first Swim Serpentine event in Hyde Park.

Swim For Tri also go back a long way with CLS, it was here that I prepared as a club swimmer before heading to the US on a swim scholarship in 1989. I then trained as a Triathlete at the facility in the late 90s. Since then the relationship has grown with Swim For Tri launching the first open water camp nearly 10 years ago. We’re very excited to be partnering with Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine and giving swimmers the opportunity to train in Lanzarote.”




Timetable below:


09:00 Welcome meeting

11:00-12:30 Swim session – FC Technique & Filming

16:30 Wetsuit check and a short swim in the Lagoon (Meet on the beach)

19:00 Tapas and wine in Restaurant El Lago



09:00-10:30 Swim Session – FC Technique

10:45-11:15 Core Work out

15:00 Video Feedback

16:30 Open-water Swim in the Lagoon



07:00-08:30 Swim Session (Open-water)

12:00-12:30 Dryland Exercises

17:00-18:30 Swim Session (OW Fitness)



07:00-08:30 Swim Session (Open-water)

13:00-14:00 Swim Session (OW FC Technique)

16:00 Talk in Timanfaya with Video review



07:30- 9 Long Lagoon swim

10:00-11 intro to swim strength training

17:00-18:30 Swim Session



08:00-09:00 Lagoon Race

09:30-10:30 Swim Q&

16:30-18:00 Swim Session

19:30 Dinner in restaurant El Lago.


Colin Hill, Swim Director of the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine “Club La Santa is without exaggeration one of my favourite swim places in the world.  It doesn’t matter what ability of swimmer you are, when you at Club La Santa you feel like an elite athlete.  The resort is the perfect environment for training with three 50 meter pools, great coaching for different levels and a nice lagoon to practise your open water swimming.  On top of that is a multitude of different yoga, gym, run (or almost any sport you can think of) sessions you can join.  Of course you almost guaranteed warm weather, which is perfect for taking a break and relaxing beside the pool instead of only training in it!  If you want to improve your swim technique as well as your fitness then Club La Santa is in my opinion the best place for you to visit.”

The fee of the camp is €260 which includes all activities’ in the programme, a t-shirt, welcome drinks reception and tapas and celebratory dinner, along with your chosen race distance (0.5 mile, one mile and two mile) for the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine (26th September 2020).

To book:

Firstly – book you stay at Club La Santa UK by clicking here or by contacting our reservations team at Club La Santa UK on 0161 790 9890.

Places are limited and early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. Please note that the camp is restricted to guests staying at Club La Santa.

Please note from time to time there are not enough participants in an event to ensure that everyone can enjoy a good experience, in which we reserve the rights to cancel. This happens rarely and should this occur you’ll be refunded the full amount.

To book the camp contact https://www.clublasanta.com/en/sports/events/open-water-swim-camp-with-swimfortri/children-with-cancer-uk-swim-serpentine-open-water-swim-camp

Price: Accommodation £854 (comfort one bed apartment sleeps upto three adults and one child) or a Twin to share apartment for £427 +  camp fee (€260)



Date Posted: 28th January 2020


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