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    Best Fest Open Water Festival on Mallorca (May 26- June 2nd)

    Last spring, I participated in and thoroughly enjoyed the Best Fest Open Water Swimming Festival on the island of Mallorca off the Mediterranean Coast of Spain. I'm hoping to go again in 2018, and it would be GREAT to have more swimmers from the US!

    The week-long festival (May 26 - June 2) features 8 events in 7 days with three being particularly competitive (1.5K, 5K, and 10K), and the remaining 5 are fun "challenges" including a 4 x 500 relay. Each event takes place in a different bay in the area, and ALL are in walking distance from town.

    In addition to the swims, there are both pool and open water coaching seminars and presentations. Last year, Kari-anne Payne (British Open Water National Champion) spoke AND coached. Paul Newsome, the founder of Swim Smooth also held several pool and open water technique sessions. All of the sessions are free!

    The Best Center, 50-meter pool training center in Colonia Sant Jordi hosts the event, and they do an AMAZING JOB! There are prizes, post-event raffles, and a paella lunch during the week. Matthew, James, and Pamela from the Best Center do a GREAT job!

    Feel free to REPLY to this thread, PM me, or contact me via e-mail (Coach@FlowSwimmers.com) if you have questions.

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    Re: Best Fest Open Water Festival on Mallorca (May 26- June

    I'd love to do this but already have a swim that weekend, but will definitely consider next year.
    Do you speak Spanish? My grasp of the language is rudimentary and I'm wondering if that
    was an issue. I have difficulty enough following instructions in English.

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    Re: Best Fest Open Water Festival on Mallorca (May 26- June

    Lyn:

    I speak only a bit of Spanish, but it's not a problem whatsoever. The people who manage the event and the Best Center (50M outdoor pool) are from the UK, so pretty much EVERYTHING is done in English.

    The Island of Mallorca is such a destination, that English is fine. German, too, would be useful as it seems to be a popular location for that country, too.

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