Overview

Yoga
Pool swimming techniques
Breathing techniques 
Sea swimming
Beach BBQ
Do you thrive in the water or are you looking to dive deeper into swimming? Head to beautiful West Dorset for a five-day immersion into swimming that will refine your techniques and build your confidence in the water. Spend mornings learning from experts to hone your skills, improve breathing, and learn to glide through the water with ease. In the afternoons, test your new knowledge during guided swims in the refreshing sea. Combine swimming with yoga, mindfulness, and breathwork for an immersive, grounding week. Unwind in cozy, historic accommodation, refuel with nourishing, organic food, and relax on the beach after a hard day's work.
All Deluxe and Premier rooms include a Dorset Hamper, boutique toiletries and a 30-minute treatment. 
12th September to 16th September 2022
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Program

The retreat unfolds over five days with a rigorous program to help participants become comfortable swimming in open water. After an early breakfast, the day starts with a pool session to master a variety of techniques. Following the pool, relax the body with yoga, mindfulness and breathwork. In the afternoon, head into the sea for a couple hours of wild swimming and then attend a variety of workshops and presentations. Unwind with a BBQ on the beach in the evening.
Day 1
7am
Breakfast
8.30am
Pool session - technique
10am
Yoga back at base
12pm
Lunch & free time
2pm
Sea swimming
4pm
Presentation
6pm
Beach BBQ
Day 2
7am
Breakfast
8.30am
Pool session - technique
10am
Yoga back at base
12pm
Lunch & free time
2pm
Sea swimming
4pm
Presentation
6pm
Beach BBQ
Day 3
7am
Breakfast
8.30am
Pool session - technique
10am
Yoga back at base
12pm
Lunch & free time
2pm
Sea swimming
4pm
Presentation
6pm
Beach BBQ
Day 4
8.30am
Pool session - technique
10am
Yoga back at base
12pm
Lunch & free time
2pm
Sea swimming
4pm
Presentation
6pm
Beach BBQ
Day 5
8.30am
Pool session - technique
10am
Yoga back at base
12pm
Lunch & free time
2pm
Sea swimming
4pm
Presentation
6pm
Beach BBQ

Accommodation

Beach setting
Panoramic sea views
Mix of shared and private rooms
Sauna
Library
Walking trails
Heated pool and hot tub
Pool table
Homemade, organic food
 The Old Rectory in Symondsbury is a historic rectory that has been converted into a fitness and retreat center. The elegant grounds overlook the sea and are surrounded by sprawling gardens. The house has a variety of rooms to choose from, including a number of superior rooms that are elegantly decorated and offer stunning countryside views. Relax in one of the sitting rooms or library, or unwind with a game of pool. The OId Rectory features a heated pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness center. 
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The Langdon
Private room | Ensuite bathroom | $1,349
Features a super king 4-poster sleigh bed, with views looking out to the lawn.
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The Jurassic
Private room | Ensuite bathroom | $1,349
A huge, opulent space with views to the front lawn and overlooking the village. Features an exposed fireplace and super king bed
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Colmer's Hill
Private room | Ensuite bathroom | $1,349
Beautiful room with king size sleigh bed and lovely views overlooking the front of The Old Rectory and the village
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Golden Cap
Private room | Ensuite bathroom | $1,349
Views overlooking the front of The Old Rectory and the village
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Charmouth
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,349
A large premier room 21 metres square in size with an adjoining bathroom with beautiful roll top bath
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Monmouth
Private room | Shared bathroom | $979
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Eype’s Mouth
Private room | Shared bathroom | $979
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Charmouth
Private room | Ensuite bathroom | $979
Wonderful cosy room with four poster bed
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Black Rock
Private room | Ensuite bathroom | $979
Wonderful cosy room with four poster bed
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St Gabriel’s
Shared room | Private bathroom | $2,379
A wonderful space for sharing and socialising. Perfect for a group of friends,. Minimum booking of 3 people.

Location

Nearby Towns

Nearest airports
EXT Exeter International Airport
44 km
BOH Bournemouth Airport
67 km
Nearest train stations
Crewkerne
15km
Axminster
16km
Maiden Newton
16km

Instructor

Lucy Dorset Fitness
Lucy
Lucy founded Dorset Fitness Retreat, inspired by her own fitness and nutrition journey. She brings a diverse and impressive background, as a triathlete who is a nutrition coach, exercise class instructor, and mental health nurse. Lucy combines expertise in nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness in her teachings.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 60 days in advance for a 75% refund
Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 50% refund
Cancel up to 15 days in advance for a 25% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
All Deluxe and Premier rooms include a Dorset Hamper, boutique toiletries and a 30-minute treatment. 
12th September to 16th September 2022
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