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SWIM CAMP REVIEWS
Review from Calum Muress (2019 A2A solo challenger)
"I found the Enduroman Lanzarote camp absolutely brilliant preparation for my Arch to Arc challenge, and am delighted I decided to attend. Three key things stand out ..." more
Enduroman #1, Edgar Ette, will be leading the camp with Enduroman #27, Rachel Hill.
There is no formal training programme as decisions are made on a daily basis, taking into account the 2 key sessions detailed below. After discussion with Enduroman #1, each individual athlete decides their own training programme for the day from the options on offer. This flexible approach works, enabling each athlete to train to their limit and also to recover.
The 2 key sessions on offer each week are :
Sunday night - A2A talk and Q&A followed by 6hr run/walk through the night. After a short rest, this is followed by a post run swim of up to 6 hrs on Monday morning where the athlete experiences the cold brought on by fatigue and has the opportunity to test their nutrition.
Wednesday - long swim of up to 10hrs.
Athletes are welcome to attend the camp for any or all of the dates Enduroman are on Lanzarote. Ideally though we would like all A2A athletes to arrange their dates so that they participate in these 2 key sessions as a minimum.
At Lanzarote, Enduroman aim to provide an environment where athletes can explore their physical limits while learning from and supporting each other. Experience from previous years has shown that individuals very quickly become a team and encourage each other to achieve way more than they would have thought possible.
As well as the training benefit of hours in the sea, athletes come away with a bank of knowledge gained from informal talks and conversations at the beach and around the dinner table.
Enduroman do their best to ensure that athletes attempting Arch 2 Arc leave the camp knowing exactly how to prepare for a successful Channel swim after the 87 mile run down to Dover.
The sea temperature is normally around 15.5°C - 18°C. Wet suits are optional.
Enduroman will happily sign off 6 hour qualifying swims for the English Channel if the water temperature allows.
23 January - 6 February 2020
Athletes arrange their own flights, transfers and accommodation. The fee for Enduroman's services (payable at the end of the camp) is a maximum of £25 per day.
- Book your accommodation and flights. Enduroman will be based at the H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel. If you would like to stay somewhere else then our advice is to read the Accommodation section on this page and be sure to find somewhere within easy walking distance of the swim area.
- Complete the Lanzarote Camp Booking Form, which asks for details of your dates and accommodation. On receipt of the form Enduroman will contact you to confirm your place on the camp.
The Playa Blanca resort in the south of Lanzarote.
All flights to Lanzarote fly into Arrecife airport.
The swim training is centred around Playa Flamingo and Playa Blanca beaches and we advise you to find accommodation within easy walking distance.
In 2020 Enduroman will be staying at the H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel, right by Playa Flamingo. It is very close to the swim training area and serves buffet style food.
There are plenty of other options. The Enduroman Facebook group is a good resource through which to organise shared rooms or accommodation with other athletes and so reduce costs.
Accommodation nearby which may be worth considering - make sure you are happy with the distance from the swim area:
Iberostar Lanzarote Park Hotel
H10 Rubicon Palace Hotel
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel
H10 Lanzarote Princess Hotel
SENTIDO H10 White Suites
Marconfort Atlantic Gardens Bungalows
Rubimar Suite ApartHotel
Sun Royal Apartment / Bungalows
GETTING TO/FROM THE AIRPORT
Taxis from the airport take approx 40 minutes and cost around 45 euros.
There is an hourly bus service between the airport and Playa Blanca (linea 61) that costs around 3 euros.
Private/shared transfers can also be arranged.
There are plenty of bike hire shops in the area. It is recommended to call ahead to find out which bikes are available and whether you need to bring your own pedals.
Sport nutrition is not easily or cheaply available on the island so please bring your own. It is important to find foods that work for you during long swims - if you need ideas see the 2018 Lanzarote Swim Camp Notes on the Resources page.
PLEASE ALSO BRING
Lubricant to prevent chaffing in salt water (expensive to buy on Lanzarote).
A named bag or cool bag to leave on the beach during swims for your feeds.
Woolly hat and warm clothes for after swims.
A head torch if you intend to do the night run.
If you have any questions, please contact us.