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ocean swimming with Trevor Hendy

Swimming in the lagoon - Lord Howe Island

Imagine doing an ocean swim in pristine subtropical waters over 90 species of coral and 500 species of fish? Imagine having the chance to swim every day for a week? Imagine sharing the experience with 20 ocean swimmers, including Australia’s most famous Ironman, Trevor Hendy?

If you’re sick of that black line or the opaque water at suburban beaches, then please join our Lord Howe Island Ocean Swim Weeks from 24-28 November 2014 (ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT), 9-13 March 2015 and 23-27 November 2015. Each day, we’ll swim 1.5 – 2km around the Lord Howe Island coastline and experience the beauty of a World Heritage marine environment. Some days we’ll swim over vibrant coral on the outer reef of the lagoon, while other days we’ll swim under 200 vertical metre cliffs or along some of the most perfect beaches in the world. You’ll see reef sharks, turtles, big schools of fish and thousands of seabirds.

Fancy a swim to Rabbit Island? - Lord Howe IslandWahts about a swim along Blinky Beach - Lord Howe Island

At your side will be the former World and Australian Ironman Champion, Trevor Hendy. Trevor was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for his services to surf lifesaving, and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000. Along the way, he won medals at the World Championships in kayaking and won the Uncle Toby’s Super Series four times. Trevor now works as a high performance coach for elite athletes and guides people from all walks of life through his Bootcamp for the Soul. During the Ocean Swim Weeks, Trevor will provide tips on technique, training and motivation, and share some experiences and insights from the world of elite sport.

Pristine water at Commets Hole - Lord Howe IslandSwimming to Old Settlement - Lord Howe Island

When you’re not swimming, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the other activities that Lord Howe has to offer – surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, diving and walking, just to name a few. And they’re all world class. In the evening, you can relax with a sunset drink on our waterfront deck and enjoy a 4 course dinner with a lovely glass of wine. Sound like the right combination of exercise, relaxation and indulgence? Did we mention our day spa?

Our Ocean Swim Weeks include:

  • 1.5 – 2km guided swims around Lord Howe Island every day
  • tips on technique, training and motivation from Trevor Hendy AM (TBC for 2015 dates)
  • support from lifeguards
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • full breakfasts
  • lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch)
  • afternoon teas
  • 4 course dinners
  • use of all lodge facilities
  • island airport transfers
  • and, best of all, no need to shop, cook or clean

You should plan to travel to Lord Howe on Sunday and depart on Saturday. The swims are non-competitive and can be easily completed by moderate to strong ocean swimmers. As a guide, you must be able to swim 1 km in less than 30 minutes.

Package rates start from $1630 per person twin share (November 2014), $1990 per person twin share (March 2015 - peak season) and $1780 per person twin share (November 2015), excluding airfares and applicable taxes. Availability is limited to 20 swimmers. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking.

Swim the lagoon - Lord Howe IslandAmazing colours - Lord Howe Island

 

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"Pinetrees continues to provide us with the perfect combination of comfort, relaxation, good food, and friendliness which draws us back to Lord Howe each year."

Jill and John, Mosman, NSW