We are excited to have re-opened the centre for the 2020 season!
With our BEST Centre Academy kicking off their second term, and both our Training Week programme and Winter Triathlon Clinic in full swing, we are excited to have begun the season as BEST Centre Sports with a bang!
The New Name
The name change will showcase the Centre as we continue to grow our offering over the next ten years in the sports and active holiday market. The Olympic pool will remain the focus for swimming and triathlon as we work to establish the beautiful town of Colonia Sant Jordi as a go-to destination for cycling, sailing, football, fitness, active holidays and sports retreats. Take a look around our new website to see all the camps, clinics and events we have going on this year.
The BEST Centre Academy has started the 2020 season and their second term in incredible form, with even more best times last weekend from our talented group of athletes. In line with the new name, The Academy will begin to expand into the sports of Football, Tennis and Golf in the next 18 months, so if you are excited about the opportunity to study sport with Loughborough College and further your sporting ambitions here in Mallorca, please see our academy website at sport-majorca.loucoll.ac.uk/.
This Olympic Year
As with the beginning of every season, we are already looking ahead to some of our most-loved BEST Centre events; Family Swim and Triathlon Holidays and our improved Camp Mallorca Swim and Triathlon programmes! Athletes on our residential programmes will now have the benefit of participating in cooking lessons as well as gaining nutritional advice from industry experts during the week.
If you happened to miss the exciting news, we are delighted to welcome Olympic and World Champion guest coaches Jemma Lowe, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Calum Jarvis on poolside alongside those BEST coaches you know and love to help us celebrate this Olympic year.
In keeping with the Olympic spirit, synchro legend Andrea Fuentes and her team will be returning for the third consecutive year of our BEST Synkrolovers Camp. As head coach of the U.S. senior national team, Andrea will be arriving straight from Tokyo to share her insights and expertise in this Olympic Edition camp. To add to this excitement, we are proud to announce that Olympic Medalist Virginie Dedieu is this year’s star coach! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get coached by the BEST, click here to book today.
What’s coming up
Although we are so excited for another fantastic summer at BEST, there is plenty more to look forward to before then! The first of four Masters Clinics this year kicks off on April 19th and we can’t wait to welcome back friendly faces and new ones for another fantastic week of swimming and laughs.
This Olympic distance triathlon race will take place on the 2nd of May and will incorporate the Balearic Championships 2020. We are again expecting a competitive and fun race for all levels of triathlete at our 10th anniversary race. See all the event information and registrations here
At the end of May we have another big event in our calendar – our BEST FEST Open Water Festival! If 8 iconic events over 7 days is not enough for you, this year we are adding a showcase event: our inaugural SwimRun event, part of the exciting HEAD SwimRun Series! Join us for another outstanding week of open water swimming and see all the events on offer at www.bestopenwater.com
World Champion and WILD Swimrun’s CEO, Fanny Danckwardt-Lilliestrom is bringing the first SwimRun Camp to BEST this June. Whether you love the sport or are curious to try it for the first time, Fanny will ensure you get all the tips and tricks you need to be confident in this exciting sport whilst having a lot of fun along the way! Find out more here
For three weeks this summer, top PT, industry expert and regular Family Swim Holiday parent Al-Nawaz Jamal will be running “Be your BEST” fitness camps. Whether you come for 1,3,5 or 7 days, this camp provides the perfect environment for you to improve your physical and mental health, under the supervision of one of the BEST in the business! Al’s camp will also make use of our new state of the art multifunctional fitness area, located right next to the pool. Find out more here.
We are delighted to have another expert on site at BEST, this time for the entire year. Tim Tandy, the head coach for Swim Smooth Mallorca is based in Colonia Sant Jordi and has a wide range of triathlon and open water camps, from ladies only to beginner camps, he has something for everyone this year. Check out a full list of his camps on our calendar
Third party clinics
Alongside Tim’s selection of camps, we are proud to welcome back some of our brilliant partners to deliver some of the BEST camps about. SwimTrek, the world’s leading provider of open water swimming holidays, will again be offering clients an introduction to open water swimming along the secluded bays and beaches of Mallorca’s beautiful coastline.
Matthias Lehne will be returning to offer his swimCAMPS Mallorca for both swimmers and triathletes. These camps are perfect for advanced swimmers and rookies, offering guidance and advice including video analysis and performance based workouts.
We are also excited to partner with Pro.TrainingTours on two brand new camps this year for any runners, swimmers and triathletes out there. Join DTU coach Achim Schattman and his team for a swimming or triathlon camp, the perfect preparation for your upcoming season, or join Henning Lenertz or Urs Weber and their team of experts for a Runners World camp.
Click the button below to see our full calendar of all events, camps and clinics!