THE EVENT

Team Italia in Open Water Palma, May 23rd - May 28th 2020

SwimmingTravel.com offer an amazing six days of training, racing, learning about the sport and embracing the beauty of Open Water swimming. There is a variety of different activities offered throughout the camp: pool swim practices with coaches will be offered daily in a 50m open air pool; open water swims with coaches in the water assisting all swimmer of different levels; classroom sessions about sport nutrition, mental training, obviously race assistance, and much more about open water swimming. All the athletes will stay together at the HOTEL *** in the Colonia Sant Jordi, which is located on the south east coast of Palma de Mallorca. The Es Trenc beach where both the races and the open water trainings will take place, is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. All athletes will arrive the 23rd of May and depart the 28th of May. The camp is intentionally organised during the BEST FEST, which is a week-long open water festival. There are three COLONIA CLASSIC races of respectively 5km, 1.5km and 7km. Each Team Italia athlete has already included one race of choice. However, if all athlete are able and given the possibility to participate to as many events and race he/she want (paid out of pocket). The three races are part of the Spanish National Open Water Swimming Championship.

THE SCHEDULE

23th May: PM: Arrival at the Hotel followed by briefing of the general program

24th May: AM: Open water practice or Race Colonia Classic 1 of 5km; PM: Pool Practice and (optional) Sunset Run

25th May: AM: Open water practice; PM: Pool Practice and (optional) Sunset Run

26th May: AM: Open water practice or Race Colonia Classic 2 of 1.5km; PM: Pool Practice and (optional) Sunset Run

27th May: AM: Open water practice; PM: Pool Practice and (optional) Sunset Run

28th May: AM: Open water practice or Race Colonia Classic 3 of 7km; PM: Departure

THE RACES

Town to town race | Event Type: Competitive | Swim Distance: 5km | Date: May 24th 2020 | Start Time: 11:00 AM | Start Location: Sa Ràpita Beach

Description: The race is 5 km long and it crosses entirely the bay from the Sa Ràpida beach to the Es Marquès beach, which is found in the Colonia Sant Jordi. This race offers the great opportunity to swim for 5 km in clear blue water of the Mediterranean sea. You might have the chance to see starfish, dolphins and other beautiful sea animals. The race packet includes the transport from the Best Swim Center to the Sa Ràpida beach where the race will start. Important Information: The busses to the start beach will leave from the BEST SWIM Centre at 9:15 am. The bus drive duration is approximately 20 minutes. Personal bags and backpacks will be brought back to the finish line by the organization. It is recommended not to leave various personal values in the bags. Please also make sure to mark and name your bags with a nametag. The last chance to register for the race will be on May 25th at 6:00 pm. Registration on race day is not allowed. Health and Safety: For safety reasons there will be a short mandatory breafing right before the race. During the entire duration of the race there will be medial support both in the water as well as outside at the finish line. Canoes, as well as motorboats will be going back and forward on the course to check if any swimmer needs assistance. In case of emergency it is necessary to inform the medical staff on duty as soon as possible. Wetsuit: Athough it is allowed to wear a wetsuit during the race, the athlete who does so will not be eligible for official results, points and awards. Start & Finish Line: The race will have an in-water start and a beach finish (out of the water). At the start all athletes will lined up in the water between two buoys. There is no wave start, everyone starts at the same time. Everything will be clearly explained at the breefing prior to the start. Athletes willl be asked to enter the water 5 minutes before the start.

Es Dolç Loop | Event Type: Competitive | Swim Distance: 1,5km | Date: May 26th 2020 | Start Time: 10:30 am | Start Location: Es Dulç Beach (which is 10 minutes walking from the port beach) Please arrive at the port beach before 9:45 am.

Description: This is the shortest competition of the Colonia Classics and it is 1.5km long. The race course starts from Es Dolç beach, goes toward the Fenicia island and finishes at the port beach. The entire course is protected by the bay and the calm conditions are ideal for this sprint race. Every athlete will receive a CHIP that will time his/her race. The last day to register is the 27th of May at 5pm. Health and Safety: For safety reasons there will be a short mandatory briefing right before the race. During the entire duration of the race there will be medial support both in the water as well as outside at the finish line. Canoes, as well as motor boats will be going back and forward on the course to check if any swimmer needs assistance. In case of emergency it is necessary to inform the medical staff on duty as soon as possible either during or right after the race. Wetsuit: Although it is allowed to wear a wetsuit during the race, the athlete who does so will not be eligible for official results, points and awards. Start & Finish Line: The race will have an in-water start and a beach finish (out of the water). At the start all athletes will lined up in the water between two buoys. There is no wave start, everyone starts at the same time. Everything will be clearly explained at the briefing prior to the start. Athletes will be asked to enter the water 5 minutes before the start.

Es Trenc Beach race | Event Type: Competitive | Swim Distance: 7km/10km (optional) | Date: May 28th 2020 | Start Time: 10:00 am | Start Location: Es Marquès Beach, on the right of the Hotel Marquès.

Description: This is the longest race of the Colonia Classics and it takes place in one of the most famous and beautiful beaches and bays of Europe: the Es Trenc Beach, known for its clean and light blue water. The course is 4 laps long for the 7km and 6 laps for the 10km. Every athlete will receive a CHIP that will time his/her race. Important Information: In order to safely complete this race it is recommended to be able to swim confidently and maintain at least a 3 km per hour pace. Aid Stations and Support: There will one aid station on the course, which athlete will pass a total of 3 or 5 times, depending on the race they decide to complete. However, other supporting boats along the course, will also have water and energy nutrition in case an athlete needs them. The last day to register is May 29th at 5pm. The race packet needs to be collected Saturday May 25th at the BEST Centre. Health and Safety: For safety reasons the 10km race will have a cut-off time which will equal double the time of the race winner, about 4 hour in total or 3km per hour. There will be a short mandatory briefing right before the race. During the entire duration of the race there will be medial support both in the water as well as outside at the finish line. Canoes, as well as motor boats will be going back and forward on the course to check if any swimmer needs assistance. In case of emergency it is necessary to inform the medical staff on duty as soon as possible. Wetsuit: Although it is allowed to wear a wetsuit during the race, the athlete who does so will not be eligible for official results, points and awards. Start & Finish Line: The race will have an in-water start and a beach finish (out of the water). At the start all athletes will lined up in the water between two buoys. There is no wave start, everyone starts at the same time. Everything will be clearly explained at the briefing prior to the start.

THE OFFER

Hotel Services | Tennis | Buffet dining service | Gym / Fitness | Horse Riding | Safe in the Room | Beach | Wi-FI | Diving | Outdoor Swimming Pool | Golf

ATHLETE

€520,00 Single Room
€405,00 Double Room (each person)
€380,00 Triple Room (each person)

NON-Athlete PARTICIPANT

€435,00 Single Room
€320,00 Double Room (each person)
€295,00 Triple Room (each person)

Children Policy: From 0 to 6 years old: free (in one room with two adults) | From 7 to 13 years old: 50% discount (in one room with two adults)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation reimbursements will vary based on the time of the year. 

Whats included: Lodging at HOTEL *** | 5 Nights in a single, double or triple room | Breakfast and either lunch or dinner (there is the option to have both lunch and dinner included form just €40,00 in addition to the total above) | Free Wi-Fi in the hotel | Open Water Practice with 1-2 coaches | 2 open water practices led by coaches each day | 2 pool practices led by coaches each day | Registration to one Colonia Classica Race choosing from Colonia Classic 1 (5 km), Colonia Classic 2 (1.5km) e Colonia Classic 3 (7km) | Gadget "Team Italia" Swimming Travel 

Athletes are encouraged to individually ask for special requests and packet-price extensions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT US HERE.

PAYMENT: 
Downpayment of €150,00 per person at registration prior to January 03, 2020.
Second downpayment of€150,00 per person prior to March 01, 2020. 

Final payment due April 15, 2020.

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