Get your share of sun and sand in Chile's beachside Vina del Mar and many locations around with Coach Pedro! Daily swims are scheduled to be 2-5km during the next season on 2019. This is a great option for swimmers of varying endurance levels or up for challenging swims like the Magellan or Beagle channels. Outside the water you'll enjoy local fresh food, spectacular views and sights, and wonderful Chilean wine! You'll even tour the vineyards and dine amongst the grapes.
JANUARY to MARCH, 2019
Imagine a place at the end of the world. Imagine a little paradise full of tremendous landscapes. Imagine feeling like the whole world is all yours. Breathe deeply. And then, let your breath be taken away. Now imagine the people who live here - people with stories. With their hearts and arms wide open. Chile is just like its people, just like its landscapes.... Chile is Open Nature.
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- 9:00 a.m. Beach Swim short distances
- 12:00 p.m.Break for Lunch
- 2:00 p.m. AfternoonBeach
- 8:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks
- Evening free
- 9:00 a.m. Swimming longer Distance or distance of choice.
- 12 Break for Lunch
- 2:00 p.m. City Valparaiso Tour Including Boat port tour
- Evening free
- 9:00 a.m. Tour to Zapallar beach. a small resort.
- Incl. Lunch
- 9:00 a.m. Tour to Wine Country to best Vineyards in Casablanca, Chile
- Incl. Lunch.
- Evening Swim at return - if your energy still there 😉
- 9:00 a.m. 1 Long Distance Swim
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch in Fishing depot ( each individual pays for own lunch )
- 3:00 p.m. Relax Beach Afternoon
- Snacks and drinks
- 9:00 a.m. 1 long Distance Swim with members of the local club
- 1:00 p.m. Lunch or snacks (each individual pays for own lunch)
- Beach afternoon
- 8:00 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant (included )
WWS Coach & Director
Coach Pedro Ordenes is known worldwide for his record-breaking swims like crossing the strait of Magellan and a round trip crossing of the Beagle Channel between Chile and Argentina, in water temperatures averaging 39F and without a wetsuit. He participated in a successful English Channel relay and completed the San Francisco Bay Alcatraz swim hundreds of times.
WWS Coach & Coordinator
Sarah joined WWS in 2017 during her days in Chile, with the aim of possibly swimming the Beagle Channel in Patagonia at some stage. She started swimming at a very young age, and over the past years she has been coaching in New Zealand and competing on events in Samoa and NZ like The Beach Series, Banana Boat - Ocean Swim Series and Samoa Swim Series.
DAILY SWIMS AND TOURS
You will enjoy beautiful shoreline places, and delicious wine and local food!
Viña del Mar
Vina del Mar means "vineyard of the sea" and it is also known as "the garden city" - could it be any better? Its long white sandy beaches are the biggest draw for tourists and its sister city is none other than Sausalito, California. With its generally consistent warm-summer Mediterranean climate, those beaches are always inviting!
Outside of swimming, you'll enjoy the wine sampling at the top of the line vineyards in the region.
Valparaiso is home to one of the Pacific's greatest sea ports and is even the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress. Its mild Mediterranean climate is not unlike San Francisco, with occasional fog. The port, bringing in its first ship in 1536, is so historically important that residents of Valparaiso are called porteños (porteñas for the ladies).
With its streets sanctioned as World Heritage sites for their beautiful and historic architecture, you'll be sure to enjoy the town as well as its beaches!
Located two hours northwest of Santiago and seventy minutes north of greater Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Zapallar is a quaint and elegant town built along steep hills along a protected horseshoe bay with high quality white sand. To the north and south of the town center, the geography is rugged, characterized by steep cliffs and rocky precipices. A mediterranean micro-climate is conducive to cultivating the many attractive gardens that historically adorn the town. One of the town's most attractive features is the stone masonry promenade that extends along the beach for three kilometers.
The capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and the most densely populated conurbation. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judiciary are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso.
All swimmers must fill the international application found here. Prices do not change for non-swimmers. Your fee includes a 50% non-refundable deposit. No refunds issued within 30 days of arrival. By submitting this form, you agree to the terms.