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Hit The Wall

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Hit The Wall Open Water Swim Training (or HITtheWall) by Infinity Channel Swimming is a 3-day open water swimming clinic that offers preparation for open water swimmers on their physical and mental limits, safety issues, hydration, nutrition, learning, psychological development, distance swimming, water temperature acclimatisation and teamwork with like-minded people in seas and lakes.

2019 HITtheWALL Ireland[edit]


by Infinity Channel Swimming

2016 HITtheWALL[edit]


HITtheWALL Training Camp[edit]


Coached and organized by Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services

Types of Swimmers[edit]

Purpose[edit]

  • improve technique in the open water
  • improve swim speed in the open water
  • focus on taking the mind and body to its limits
  • learning tools necessary in the open water swimming in the channel or challenge of your choice

Training and Tips[edit]

Date[edit]

29-31 May 2016

Itinerary[edit]

29 May[edit]

30 May[edit]

  • Venue: Warrenpoint Co., Down
  • Duration: 3 hours maximum
  • Target: Time trial, sheltered coastal swimming, video stroke analysis
  • Water Temperature: 12-16ºC
  • Equipment: Dry bag containing warm drink, dryrobe or blanket, hat, socks, gloves
  • Nutrition / hydration in separate plastic zip lock bag to give to boat crew
  • Water Safety: escort boats, lifeguards, sea kayak cover, VHF
  • Buffet breakfast served at Lough&Quay
  • Venue: Annalong Co. Down
  • Duration: 3 hours maximum
  • Target: Unsheltered coastal swimming, potentially rough seas with large swells
  • Water Temperature: 12-16ºC
  • Water Safety: escort boats, lifeguards, sea kayak cover, VHF
  • Equipment: Dry bag containing warm drink, dryrobe or blanket, hat, socks, gloves
  • Nutrition / hydration in separate plastic zip lock bag to give to boat crew

31 May[edit]

  • Venue: Undisclosed location in North Channel waters
  • Target: Unsheltered coastal swimming, potentially rough seas with large swells
  • Water Temperature: 11-14ºC
  • Water Safety: escort boats, lifeguards, sea kayak cover, VHF
  • Equipment: Dry bag containing warm drink, dryrobe or blanket, hat, socks, gloves
  • Nutrition / hydration in separate plastic zip lock bag to give to boat crew
  • Duration: 2 hours maximum
  • Risks: hypothermia, jellyfish, currents, weather changes
  • Equipment: togs, goggles, bright swim cap, grease, food, fluids, nutritional supplementation, warm clothes and warm drinks for after, a crew member to support you
  • Chill swim bags would be great safety tool as long as there is low winds

Cost[edit]

£50 payable online + breakfast £8

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