Preserve The Ocean – Achieving The Impossible
Starts March 31st, 2016
Apollo Travel Group is the biggest Nordic travel company arranging training camps, fitness trips and has grown rapidly since 2009. Currently one of the fastest growing trends in the training segment are more adventurous trips combined with the outdoor experience. Together with the Swedish triathlete Jonas Colting and in cooperation with Southeast Asia’s Best Sports Resort Thanyapura we are offering a unique swim trek around the whole island of Phuket.
Thanyapura Phuket is located on the tropical island of Phuket and offers fitness, health and well-being programs set in world class facilities. It is a unique and inspiring destination for individuals, groups and families for those looking for a balanced approach to their lifestyle or for beginner sports to professionals.
After the Nordic craze for running and the rapidly growing interest for Swim-Run (eg Ötillö) the interest for open water swimming is swiftly increasing. To consolidate Apollo Sports position as organizer of camps and training trips a 7 day Swim Around Phuket starting on 31 March 2016 together with the triathlete Jonas Colting was organized.
Jonas Colting likes the great adventure and to swim from place to place. 2014 Jonas Colting did the charity project SverigeSimmet (Swim through Sweden) where he swam from Stockholm and Gothenburg, a total distance of 640 km. “If we all swam more in the oceans, we would receive a greater awareness of the importance of good water quality. Now I’m ready for the adventure Swim Around Phuket which highlights the importance of clean water with the goal to inspire more people to swim in open water and make the journey into an adventure. “- says Jonas Colting.The swim is set to set on 31st of March. Each stage is between 10-17 km. The total distance is about 120 km and passes all the famous beaches of western Phuket, as well as the less-explored eastern coast.
Apollo and Thanyapura offer everyone who wants to participate in any of these stages to join Jonas on his adventure.
Thanyapura is excited to partner with Jonas Colting and Apollo Sports for this adventure. The plan to swim around the island of Phuket has been something we have thought was a remarkable feat and something that only the world’s best endurance athletes could consider doing. Having planned and discussed this possibility for many years, it was during these conversations that the acceptance of such a Challenge was taken up by Jonas on a recent stay with us in Thailand. When Jonas committed to the challenge we decided as an organization to throw our full support and weight behind the swim. Jonas and his team will be staying with us and preparing for the swim at Thanyapura and working together to deliver a safe and successful first time feat alongside Jonas. I will be accompanying Jonas for certain segments of the swim, and we encourage members of the community to join us in this amazing challenge. Jonas is an athlete I have known my entire racing career and I am aware of his powerful will and huge endurance engine. He is the perfect athlete to be the first person to ever swim around the island of Phuket and to challenge to any other athlete to take up this feat. – says Chris McCormack, Executive Chairman Thanyapura.
“At Apollo Sports we have in recent years increased the possibilities to practice swimming at several levels while on vacation. All our family resorts offer swim lessons divided into levels from total beginners (kids) to crawl classes for adults. Apollo Sports organizes several trips where swimming and adventure are the main ingredients and all training trips and camps include sports, exercise, health and environment. Jonas swimming also means that he is for our upcoming swim treks, scouting exciting destinations with beautiful environment, clean, nice water and spectacular swims. Jonas Colting´s swim around Phuket will be the ultimate adventure.” – says Daniel Giray, Sports Director at Apollo Travel Group.
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