ST LUCIA TO MARTINIQUE CHANNEL SWIM
MARTINIQUE CHANNEL SWIM JULY 2019
A unique opportunity to stay with us here at Cap Maison Boutique Resort in Saint Lucia, with something a little extraordinary added in.
In July 2019, you can join in the St Lucia Channel Swim Event and swim across the channel that divides St Lucia from Martinique.
We have put together a package that will include an all-inclusive three night luxury package, together with professional training from renowned open water record holder, Philip Rush and a course, Philip has designed to prepare you for this challenge.
ATTENTION OPEN WATER ENTHUSIASTS !
Your special package will include registration fee for “The Races” – 1k, 3k, or 5k, – as part of the event as well as specially designed Open Water Swim Clinics facilitated by Philip Rush. These clinics will include: Learning about open water swimming,
Training and techniques, Stroke skills, Buoy turns & Tools for Open water Swimmers
Afternoon clinic – more individualized attention for swimmers with talk about open water issues at sea and feeding on long swims
Additionally, you’ll have the ability for “coastal swim” through collaborated efforts with the St Lucia Channel Swim. For more information on St Lucia Channel Swim Event, see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SLUChannelSwim/
Amongst Philip’s other achievement include swimming the English Channel 10 times, the Cook Strait 8 times, including one of only two people to complete a Double Crossing, a feat he achieved on 13 Mar 1984 in a time of 16 h 16 mins and repeated on 9 Feb 1988 in a time of 18 h 37 mins.
Philip also became the first person to complete a double crossing of New Zealand’s Lake Taupo (40.2 km) which he completed on 14–15 January 1985. He also holds the time record of 10 h 14 mins set on 10 March 1985. In June 2000 Philip was invited to take part in carrying the Olympic torch through Wellington, New Zealand.
Philip retired from swimming in 1990 and now coaches, and enjoys preparing swimmers to tackle the Cook Strait.