Swimming & Cycling Training Camp
May 9-13, 2024
Hosted in partnership with
This training camp suits triathletes of all abilities targeting half and full Ironman distance races. As well, pure cyclists interested in Gran Fondos, charity rides, and multi-day cycling events are also a great fit.
Swimming at camp:
Coach Mary will be in a canoe leading you through open water swims each morning. In addition to swimming and stroke feedback, sessions will cover how to put your wetsuit on properly, staying calm while swimming as well as stroke adaptations for open water. You’ll also get to work on sighting and drafting skills, mass starts from the beach & deep water and exiting the water efficiently for a quick transition to the bike. It’s always a treat to swim in open water and swimming outside in May is a great way to kick off your open water training and racing season. If you are a pure cyclist you can sleep in or enjoy your morning coffee watching the session from the beach.
Cycling at camp:
Planned daily rides are 2-5 hours depending on your goals / desires. While being coached and guided by Trev Williams of The Doctrine Training Ltd., you will get to experience climbs of length simply not attainable in Calgary and surrounding area. This, along with amazing scenery and additional support crew, allows you to get in lots of quality early season outdoor training. Trev has been coaching and guiding in this region for over 20 years and truly is an expert with respect to planning amazing cycling routes.
Total camp experience
This training camp is a great mix of quality fitness opportunities and camaraderie with like-minded athletes of varying backgrounds. Each night we preview the next day’s ride. Coaches take care to organize athletes into groups according to their goals and abilities. This results in each camper having a positive, successful and appropriately supported experience. When the day’s cycling is complete, campers tend to hang out at the resort with a beverage of choice and chat about their experiences that day.
Food is not included; however, all have access to kitchenettes in their room. After settling in, campers tend to hit the nearby grocery store to purchase breakfast food, ride nutrition, and snacks. Dinners will either be catered or out at one of the amazing local wineries. A camp favourite in the past has been the spectacular Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Each person pays their share of the catered dinners and their own bills at restaurant dinners.
Training Camp Includes:
- 4 nights of accommodation at the Lakeside Resort
- Airport shuttle transfer to and from the Penticton Airport (when on recommended flights)
- 4 days of professionally guided, coached & supported cycling in the Southern Okanagan region.
- Morning coached open water swim sessions in the lake steps away from your room
- Fun & fitness as well as some rest & relaxation in a beautiful vineyard region.
Cost: $1525+GST per camper. Single rooms available at an additional charge. $500 deposit required at time of registration.
Recommended Flights for transfer service to and from resort:
Outgoing flight: WestJet 3281 Depart Calgary: Thurs. May 9, 2024 2:05pm
Returning flight: WestJet 3280 Depart Penticton: Mon. May 13, 2023 2:55pm