Whether swimming is your strongest discipline or the weakest of the three, you can never dodge swimming training as part of your preparation for a successful triathlon. A balanced training programme is the basis for success.
At Zafiro Hotels we make it easier for you. In addition to great facilities with everything you need for your preparation, you can also train either in the sea or in our pools, get all the nutrition you need in our buffets and restaurants, and rest in our relaxation areas.
Tips for preparing the swimming race
Training in the sea in a neoprene wetsuit is fundamental for getting used to the waves and currents and to the feel of the suit. This will help avoid any surprises or complications in the race that you don’t know how to deal with. The more your training resembles the real conditions in which you will be competing, the better prepared you will be.
To make sure you are more relaxed and perform better during the race, we also recommend you practice your starts and rounding the buoys as well as practising all of the different swimming styles in your training, focusing, of course, on the front crawl you will be using in the race.
It’s also important to be clear about how we can improve our technique and what are the best exercises we can do to improve our weaknesses.
Lengthening our stroke, improving our rotation or practising sculling to help with the way we complete the stroke are just a few of the objectives we might have for training. If we do plenty of specific exercises, our movements will become instinctive and we will make quicker progress.
Hotel in Mallorca with facilities for triathletes
You can spend hours improving your swimming technique or aerobic resistance doing lengths at the Zafiro Palace Alcudia Hotel in the north of Mallorca, an ideal hotel for triathletes and especially for athletes needing to swim.
You can swim in our heated outdoor four-lane training pool and also work out in the fully equipped gym to complete your training. The hotel is only a few metres from Puerto de Alcudia, which means you can also swim in the calm, open and temperate waters of Alcudia Bay if you prefer.
Last but not least, you can also take a break in our relaxation area where you can tone or relax your muscles with a hydromassage bath, cold water, jacuzzi, sauna, different experience showers, gym, massage cabins, etc.
Wind down after training
The Zafiro Palace Alcudia Hotel is very near the town of Alcudia, where you will find a lot of different ways to relax and unwind after you finish training. Visiting the old town and learning a little bit about its history, visiting the craft stores or savouring tasty local recipes in one of the many restaurants are just a few examples.
You can also discover a number of charming inland villages that preserve the authentic essence of Mallorcan culture very near Puerto de Alcudia. Don’t miss the spectacular scenery in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains or a visit to Formentor, with the obligatory stop at the Colomer viewpoint. Hold your breath as you peek over the stunning cliffs above the Mediterranean and enjoy!
And if you book your next training break for 2019 now, you get a special discount of up to 20% off for early booking!
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