Swimming
Sport
All Levels
Difficulty
May 2020
Dates
7 Nights
Duration

Located in one of the best locations for open water swimming!

Cyprus Swim Series combines sports, racing and tourism in a safe and well organised open water challenge.

With an impressive choice of accommodation options paired with safe and friendly atmosphere, participants as well as spectators from abroad can enjoy an International Open Water event early in the season. Whether you are a beginner in open water swimming or an elite professional in the sport this event is for you!

In 2020 Cyprus Swim Series will host two distances of 3Km and 5Km making this an ideal event for triathletes and other endurance athletes as well as swimmers. Our event ambassador and Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medallist, Spyridon Gianniotis will be there to encourage and support all participants while the day prior to the event we are going to be discussing the concept of success and failure with him at the “Fair Play and Olympic Ideals” seminar.

START DAY Training starts on Monday. Athletes are expected to arrive on Sunday.
END DAY Last day of training is Friday. Departures are scheduled for Sunday.
WEAR Swimsuits, goggles and caps. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
INCLUDED
PFO Airport Transfers 4* Accommodation
Full Board Catering Training Facility Fees
Full service and support Race Entry Fees
NOT INCLUDED
Flight Tickets
LCA Transfers

Our aim for the week is for each athlete is to have fun, learn nd make new memories to take back to their home club. Our training camps usually comprise of 9 x 2 hour swimming sessions for 7 day holidays and accompanied by dry land and stretching exercises.
Our focus will be on

  • Technique work
  • Kicking
  • Starts and turns
  • Breakouts
  • And having the most fun you can possibly have in a
    week of swimming

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Day 1: Sunday

  • Arrivals
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Day 2: Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Swim Session
  • Lunch
  • Swim Session
  • Q&A
  • Dinner
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Day 3: Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Swim Session
  • Lunch
  • Swim Session
  • Dinner
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Day 4: Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Swim Session
  • Q&A
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon off
  • Dinner
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Day 5: Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Open Water Session
  • Lunch
  • Swim Session
  • Dinner
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Day 6: Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Swim Session
  • Lunch
  • Swim Session
  • Dinner
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Day 7: Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Open Water Session
  • Lunch
  • “Fair Play & Olympic Ideals” Meeting with 2016 Rio Silver Medalist Spiros Gianniotis
  • Pasta Party
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Day 8: Sunday

  • Cyprus Swim Series – 5Km Sprint Race
  • Awards Ceremony
  • After Race Party
  • Departures

Home to some of the best hotels in Cyprus, Paphos offers a wide range of accommodation options.


Almyra Hotel

Live. Love. Laugh. Be. Almyra is a breath of fresh air for anyone seeking a holiday ‘less ordinary’: a chilled-chic design hotel flavoured with a splash of humour, a pinch of playfulness and a healthy dose of soul. With two in-sync experiences catering equally to on-style couples and fun-loving families, it’s all about carefree Mediterranean living with a cool, contemporary twist.
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Aliathon Holiday Village

Established in 1992 with the opening of 52 apartments, the Aliathon has now grown into a holiday village with a total capacity of 329 rooms/apartments and suites and an extensive and enticing array of services and facilities. Aliathon was the dream of five brothers and sisters, the Philippides family. Today ownership remains with their families who have a stronger than ever commitment to offer a superior service and a personal touch oriented to the traditional Cypriot culture and green environment. With a wealth of experience and an enviable reputation for quality of service, Aliathon Holiday Village will guarantee customer satisfaction and excellent service ensuring you have the holiday of your lifetime.

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Athena Beach Hotel

Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel is a four star, beachfront hotel in Kato Paphos within easy walking distance from the picturesque harbour, the archaeological sites, the shops and the nightlife. A bus stop is just outside the hotel and taxis are always available. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests. The resort is situated 15 km away from the Paphos International Airport and 140 km from Larnaca International Airport. Also within short driving distance are two super golf courses. All the rooms feature spacious balconies offering beautiful views of the Mediterranean or of the hotel’s tranquil gardens, as well as luxury bathrooms featuring bath tub, rain shower and flexible hose shower, Simmons® Luxury Beds and floor to ceiling windows.

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1. Non swimmers

This trip is well suited to non-training partners and families. The 4 star resort has an abundance of activities and amenities, including multiple pools, game rooms, restaurants, and a luxury spa. The hotel is within walking distance to the beach and the port, which are bustling with shops and restaurants. Other island activities include hiking, touring and camel-back riding.

2. Single travellers and twin to share

Single travellers are welcome on all our camps, holidays and tours! We trust that you will have a great time and meet like minded people. As a single traveller you can have a single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement we can pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) so you can join us without having to pay extra.

3. Getting There

Transfers from and to Pafos International Airport (PFO) are included in your package. However, if you need to travel to Larnaca International Airport (LCA) a number of options are also available. Please look at our Larnaca Transfers page for further information.

4. What to Bring

All swimmers will need to bring fins and snorkel. Either bring your own if you have it, or please order your kit from us and it will be waiting for you on your arrival. We recommend and sell Finis Zoomers or Z2, and Finis snorkels. We have plenty of kick boards and pull buoys so there is no need to bring them. Bring your goggles (we have a range of mirrored and tinted goggles for sale at the pool), swimsuits, caps and plenty of waterproof, high protection sunscreen at FACTOR 50.

5. Food

Packages include Full Board catering can be tailored to suit vegetarian, vegan and other diets. Please get in touch to let us know about your special dietary requirements.

6. General, visa, passport and health information

We encourage all our clients to check for passport and visa information. Additional information about health and safety while in Cyprus please visit the Cyprus Tourism Organization website.

7. Medical certificate

To participate in one of our camps you need to fill in medical form or have a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the camp date. You can find the medical form here.

8. Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. Please make sure that your travel insurance policy covers sport events and holidays participation before you travel. You can also check our services page for additional information.

9. How to Book

Click on the Book Now at the top right hand of the page. At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 4 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip. Please look here for our full booking terms.

Geroskipou Sports Centre

The Sports Centre was built in 2005 according to International standards and can offer high quality training to professional and non-professional sport groups. International sports teams and individual athletes can fully focus on their off-season training, their event or on their pre-racing preparations. The Geroskipou Sports Centre is located within walking distance from most hotels in Kato Paphos area. 

Both the swimming pool and running track are equipped with a light gym and floodlights in order to allow night training while spacious car parking is available. The Geroskipou stadium abides by every modern sports facilities’ standards with its field lawn and track hosting both football games and athletics. It has a seating capacity for 3500 people, covered seats and all the necessary facilities. The open-air swimming pool was built according to Olympic standards, 50m x 25m with 10 lanes and can host all kinds of water sports. The pool which is heated during winter months, has all the necessary facilities and a seating capacity of 700 covered seats.

Swimming facilities

  • 10 lanes
  • 50m x 25m
  • Outdoor
  • Heated during winter month 27-28 degrees
  • Changing rooms, WC, showers, locker rooms
  • Physiotherapy & recreational room
  • Start blocks
  • Wavekiller & backstroke lines
  • Training clocks
  • Light equipped gym

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