Best Centre Sports
Our state of the art facilities at The BEST Centre make this site the perfect location for your training camp, attracting individuals and teams from across the world.
More specifically, we have welcomed 1000s of different swimming, water polo, triathlon and synchronised swimming teams from 38 countries worldwide. The combination of our facilities and the peacefulness of Colònia make for the perfect training camp – good enough for the very BEST!
With a lifetime of swimming knowledge and over 15 years of (business) experience in this field, we understand the needs of swim teams and are able to provide everything you need to help you train as well as you possibly can. This means you can go to the block with confidence and give the BEST performance you can.
The pool is a 50m x 25m x 2m state of the art, free-standing sky pool from Astral, who supply the competition pools for the FINA world championships.
The outdoor 10 lane pool is heated year round to a constant 27 degrees
The pool can be set up for long course (50m) or short course (25m)
The pool has a constant depth of 2m
There are two filming windows one at 1m and one at 15m
There is also a viewing platform on the roof of the main building
The pool has two Drag ‘n’ fly resistance machines
We have one Shark Eye portable underwater camera
Audio visual room with direct poolside access for instant feedback
We have plenty of kick boards and pull buoys on site, as well as a limited number of paddles, stretch cords and other toys we think are important
As former Olympians, we understand the work you need to do and know that a well equipped gym and plenty of space for land work is essential for a successful swim training camp. Whether you are a local swimming club heading abroad on your first swimming training camp, or a national team on a holding camp for a major championships, our fully equipped, swimming-dedicated gym has everything you need.
The Gym is supplied by Technogym and has the following machines:
Chin and dip machine
Lower back bench
Olympic discs and bars
Large outdoor multi surface area perfect for gym sessions, bootcamps, yoga and stretching
A second large outdoor patio area with picnic tables, perfect for team meetings and stretching
There is plenty of space around the pool for teams to do dry land work, and we have mats, medicine balls, swiss bals and therabands on site.
Private Running Trails situated 1km from the BEST Centre in the beautiful pine woods behind the Marques Beach. The idyllic area has 4 running trails ideal for triathlon and running training.
In addition to these facilities, the surrounding environment makes the BEST Centre the perfect training site, find out more about the area here.
For this reason we wanted to use a heating system using the cleanest energy that exists today. The solution we chose was a combination of solar heating and a biomass burner.
The solar panels installed on the roof of the main building heat the water using the free energy of the sun. Depending on the time of year, this provides 40 – 100 percent of our total heating requirement. For the rest, we have a burner that is fuelled using recycled wood pulp or discarded almond shells.
This is predominantly waste material that has been pulped into compressed pellets that burn cleanly and efficiently. There is no oil or gas used at our site, and electricity is used only for the pumps, lighting, heating and cooling the main building and the usual office elecrical needs.