Overseas Training Camp 2023

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The club organises an outdoor warm weather training camp in the October half-term for swimmers in our Junior Performance, Youth Development, Senior Kent, Age Performance and Youth Performance squads who are aged 12 and above.

The camp is a great experience for the swimmers both from a social and swimming perspective. If you require any further information on these camps, please contact Claire White.

 

 

This year we are heading back to the all-inclusive resort of Lyttos Beach Hotel in Hersonissos, Crete with Sports Abroad.

Departure : Saturday 21 October 2023

Please arrive at Maidstone Leisure Centre for 11.30-11.40am. The bus will depart for the airport at 11.45am.

Flight from Gatwick Airport – EasyJet EZY8217  – departing at 4.40pm, arriving Heraklion at 10.40pm.

Arrival : Saturday 28 October 2023

Flight from Heraklion Airport – EasyJet EZY8218 – departing 11.35pm on 27 October. Arriving at Gatwick at 1.35am on 28 October.

Parents are asked to be at Maidstone Leisure Centre at around 3.00am for collection. If for any reason, they are running late your swimmer will contact you with a revised pick-up time.

Programme

The swimmers train twice a day as well as participating in a series of land-based activities and fitness training.

Daily Timetable 2023

Saturday 21 October

It was a long day travelling, but the team arrived safely at the hotel late on Saturday evening.

Sunday 22 October

It was an early morning start following their late arrival. With two 2-hour sessions in the pool, a gym or pilates session and a visit to the waterpark – it was a busy first day! We are hoping that they will sleep well this evening!

Monday 23 October

The second full day of camp with another two 2-hour sessions in the pool, a pre-lunch stretching session and some afternoon games in the pool. We are loving the trunks boys!

Wednesday 25 October

The camp is slowly returning to normal after a 24-hour sickness bug hit quite a number of swimmers late on Monday evening and on Tuesday. It was another two 2-hour sessions in the pool with a stretching session before lunch. In the afternoon there were table tennis matches for the girls, and basketball and football for the boys.

Thursday 26 October

The sun has disappeared for the day, but it was great to have all the swimmers back in the pool after the last 48 hours of sickness. Another 2 hour sessions in the pool with some volleyball on the beach after lunch!

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