Yamba, voted Australia’s most beautiful town, was the perfect spot for Swift Multisport Easter training camp. It was great to get our Brisbane, Yamba and Sydney squads together for four big days of training. While the crew were putting in the hours, there was plenty of beach and cafe action to keep the partners and families occupied.
The great thing about camps is they give people the environment to switch on and push themselves more then they usually can around their normal day to day schedule. Also at camps, Swift Multisport athletes get support and encouragement from team mates who are going through the same fatigue and mind games as they are.
Ocean and pool swims, trail runs, long fast rides and spectacular scenery, all made for tired bodies. However, there’s always time to Instagram the best shots of the day! #swiftmultisport
The Swift Multisport camp started with a mid morning 70km ride through the sugarcane fields, followed by a 6km run off the bike around the beaches and headlands. After lunch was an open water swim along the beach with our personalised rubber ducky patrol thanks to Julia and local grommet Lachie. This was followed on by a longer trail run on some of the best coastline in the country.
Day 2 was a 160km ride out on the country roads to Brooms head with a split TT group back to Maclean. We headed out around the biggest inland island in the Southern Hemisphere where it was easy to avg 35kmph for the ride on clear roads. A pool swim after lunch and another run in the evening completed the day.
Day 3 was a 130km ride around the inland range, then through the valley and cane fields, followed by a coastal run of the bike and a BBQ on the beach.
Day 4 included a 70km ride, lunchtime open water swim and finished with another solid run.
Yamba is a unique spot with multiple beaches, national park and a real community feel. The local cafes gave plenty of choice for coffee and food stops. The crew also managed to get together at main beach for an early Swift Multisport dinner, needless to say it was an early night as on day 3 there were a few weary bodies…
It was brilliant to see the squad pushing each other hard over all of the sessions, especially on the long rides. Those who were on a Swift Multisport camp for the first time slotted in well, and many who came previously noted improvement in their stamina and speed. Balancing safety, distance and speed is always important to get right with a big bunch and everyone looked out for each other.
With Ironman races coming up in Vietnam, Port Macquarie and Japan over the next few months, this was a solid block to get under the belt. Swift Multisport is looking forward to the pay off come race day…