Beachside Plastic & Litter Pick

Time – Immediately after the 220 Triathlon Corberana Challenge
Location – Cala Galiota Beach

BEST Fest is an event immersed in its environment; beautiful Colònia St Jordi, its beaches and crystal-clear water help make our event something very special – and we’d like to preserve this by keeping our impact low.

Where possible we’re reducing our environmental footprint. You can help us by joining in with our plastic & litter pick at the natural Cala Galiota beach. This beach is very popular, but its compact size and ungroomed nature makes waste more obvious. Join us, grab a bag and we’ll walk together, collecting waste and protecting our local environment.

We endeavour to tidy up after every event, but with your assistance we can really make a difference to a whole beach! Afterwards, we highly recommend rewarding yourselves with an ice cream from Hostal Colonial – in an edible cone of course!

SwimRun Taster / Beach Biathlon

Additional Activities – Friday June 1st

Time: 07,45 h (for an @ 8am start)
Location: Es Marques Beach (to the right of the Marques Hotel)

If you’re not familiar with SwimRun, it’s a multi-leg event that includes continuous swimming and running, usually on a cross country course.

Here’s a great opportunity to find out more and have a go, for FREE! With an intro by Swim Smooth’s Paul Newsome, 220 Triathlon Magazine’s Helen Webster and Outdoor Swimmer Magazine’s Simon Griffiths, we’ve got all of your Q&A covered! We’ll then put you through your paces via a FREE ultra-short BEST Fest version with a beach run and sea swim!

It’s fun, it’s FREE and it’ll get your mind and body pumping ready for the day ahead! No need to sign up, just arrive at the beach ready to go! We might even find a prize for the winner(s)! Did we mention that it’s FREE?!

All BEST Fest 2018 pool sessions will have coaches available

Breaking News!!

In 2018, for the first time, all BEST Fest pool sessions will have coaches available to offer technique advice and structured training. Whether you want to improve your body position, breathing, kick or fitness, we’ve lined up some fantastic help!

Check out our schedule page for all session timings and don’t forget to sign up on arrival at BEST Fest 2018. All sessions also include un-coached “free swim” lanes if you just want to do your own thing. Coached or un-coached, they’re all free to BEST Fest entrants!

Meet your coaches and see all the information here.

220 TRIATHLON Magazine – BEST Fest 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Tom Hobley, winner of 7 nights accommodation plus entries at BEST Fest 2018, courtesy of our 220 Triathlon Magazine competition!

Tom started his sporting life as a runner, before taking up climbing and working as an instructor. He started doing triathlon two years ago and has completed a number of Sprint and Olympic distance events. His goal this year is to cycle over a 1,000 miles, swim for at least 52 hours and complete his first Middle Distance Triathlon race.

He’s excited to be competing in the Round the Islands, Es Carbò Italian Volcano and the 220 Triathlon Corberana Challenges at BEST FEST – and we’re looking forward to meeting him!

Trial clinics on the state-of-the-art VASA trainers!

We’ll be joined during BEST Fest week by Rod Hart and Swimmergy, offering trial clinics on their state-of-the-art VASA trainers!

Rod will be offering BEST Fest swimmers an exclusive opportunity to try land-based Ergonomic VASA training for the exclusive and massively discounted price of only 10 Euros per person!!

Sessions run 16,00h – 17,00h every day and spaces are limited, book your session now!, by emailing info@swimmergy.com

Full details on the VASA trainer and Swimmergy services available at www.swimmergy.com

Breaking News! – Clinics

In 2017 we’ll also be welcoming back German open water distance specialists Alex and Beatrix Studzinski to assist with the Pro-clinics!

Alex is a world-class professional marathon swimmer with an extensive honour roll. He’s won marathon swims from Croatia (the Faros Maratón), to Brazil (King of the Sea), multiple German National Championships at 25 km and the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup at the 59th annual Traversée internationale du lac St‐Jean in Roberval, Quebec, Canada.

Beatrix has had success in the pool at German National level (100 & 200 fly, medley relays) but has also wandered the globe to compete in some of the toughest events there are. Having come 1st and 3rd in editions of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim she’s also made regular appearances at the ‘Great Swim’ series in the U.K. and in 2014 won the Women’s race at the Henley Classic (Alex won the Men’s!)

Their mixture of German efficiency and infectious enthusiasm for swimming makes them a formidable team!

Sign up for Pro-clinics on arrival!

Breaking News – Clinics

We’ll be joined at our Pool Pro-Clinics on Monday 29th and Wednesday 31st May by Menorca to Mallorca swim record holder Teresa Planas!

The shortest distance between the two islands is 21.3 nautical miles (39.8k) & Teresa’s record swim took “only” 12hrs 18mins 42secs!

Teresa will also be on deck for the ‘Post-flight Swimdown’ on Saturday 27th May!

We’re welcoming Teresa back to the BEST Centre and BEST Fest and we hope you’ll join her for some technique tips and structured training sets.

Sign up for Pro-clinics on arrival!

Breaking News! – SWIM SMOOTH Offer

Why not come a few days before racing?

Swim Smooth logoHot on the heels of running a SwimSmooth coaches course at the BEST Centre immediately before BEST Fest and hosting a 1-day Swim Clinic in our 50m pool on Saturday 27th May, we’re excited to announce SwimSmooth founder Paul Newsome and Coach Adam Young will also be getting stuck into our Pro-clinics!

You can join them for technique tricks and tips at the open water clinic on Monday 29th and the pool clinic on Wednesday 31st – A unique and valuable opportunity to perfect your stroke and SwimSmooth!

Sign up for Pro-clinics on arrival!

‘Olympian Talk’ with Keri-anne Payne and David Carry.

keri-anne-payne-pic-getty-images-388572500Olympic medallist and Team GB star Keri-anne Payne will be poolside 3-5pm on Saturday 27th May (registration day!) to guide BEST Fest swimmers through a ‘Post-flight Swimdown’! (It’s free, just pop in!)

She’ll also be presenting an ‘Olympians Talk’ at the BEST Fest BBQ on Tuesday 30th (tickets available via the entry system or on arrival/registration)

And you’ll also catch her co-hosting one of our open water pro-clinics on Wednesday 31st!! (Sign up at registration!)

Having been at BEST Fest as a swimmer, Keri-anne is returning with her new venture ‘Triscape’.

Sign up for Pro-clinics on arrival!