January 15, 2024

Faster Freestyle Swim Camps in FIJI May 2024

“I am looking forward helping you find your Faster Freestyle while you enjoy swimming in some of the most beautiful open water in the world!”

-swim technique coach Karlyn Pipes


Would you like to learn the secrets to faster swimming? During the winter, do you like to get out of the cold and go someplace warm and inviting? If so, here’s a GREAT an opportunity to do both in FIJI! 

Faster Freestyle Swim Camps offer a combination of beautiful, safe, guided open water swims along with plenty of swim technique instruction….including a private session with video analysis. Your host and coach will be Hall of Fame Swimmer Karlyn Pipes. To date, Karlyn has set over 236 FINA Masters World records with more to come. 

After one week, your stress will melt away while you gain confidence in the open water. You will discover strategies to help you find an easier and faster way to swim. You will leave Fiji a much better swimmer with improved technique and noticeable gains in both your speed and endurance. 

There are TWO upcoming Faster Freestyle Swim Camps in May 2024. Dates for these eight day/seven night Faster Freestyle Swim Camps on beautiful Nacula Island and in Nadi, Fiji are:

Thursday, May 9th -to Thursday the 16th (sold out)

Sunday, May 19th to Sunday the 26th (space still available)

Space is limited to 10

Fiji Faster Freestyle Swim Camps include: 

  • Five to seven beautiful open water swims approximately 2k to 4k in length exploring beaches, bays and islands! Water safety support will be provided for all guided swims
  • Seven nights accommodation
  • Seven breakfasts, eight lunches and five dinners. 
  • Faster Freestyle Swim clinic with video analysis 
  • A one-on-one private lesson with video analysis and feedback. Time and location TBD
  • Open Water Skills & Drills clinic along with instruction to help you improve the “other” strokes…fly, back and breast!
  • We will be filming you daily to provide videos of your improvement as well as to document our aquatic adventures! Videos will be texted to you.
  • Transportation to and from all swims and/or excursions 
  • One-way ferry to Nacula Island aboard the Yasawa Flyer
  • Day-trip to Natadola Beach to explore one of the best beaches on the island and to experience Fijian culture and cuisine.
  • One day we will a swim around “honeymoon” island
  • Our final swim will start off with boat excursion to another island where we will then swim around a beautiful coral reef and then explore a sea cave 
  • All swims are fully supported by safety staff members both in the water and on a SUP
  • Silicone swim cap, custom BOCO Visor and a custom long sleeve dry-tech tee shirt

Swim Ability: Ideally you should be comfortable in the open water and able to swim continuously 1,500 yards/meters at a steady pace. Since we will start and return to the same location, you can decide how far (and how fast) you want to swim. If you are questioning whether you think you are “fast enough” to participate in a camp, please reach out to me to discuss your situation. 

Now that you have an idea how awesome this world-class experience is going to be, please have a look at what’s available for accommodation. The cost of the camp will mostly depend on: your budget, if you are by yourself, attending the swim camp with another camper OR non-swimming partner and can share, or if your prefer a private room all to yourself.

Seven nights accommodation for both resorts will be bundled with five price-point options included in the price quoted below. They are: Budget (dorm), Standard (shared or private room/studio bure) and Deluxe (shared or private bungalow/larger bure). More info below! 

Please keep in mind that Fiji is now a relatively expensive place to visit, especially out on the islands where all food and supplies are shipped in. In addition, when we are at the Oarsman there is a mandatory meal plan. The good news is that even though the Oarsman is a bit pricey…we thought it was good value and SO worth it. 

Dorm: Budget price point $2595 USD 

The Oarsman Bay Lodge offers delightful budget-friendly “dorm-style” accommodation that feature single beds with divider walls for extra privacy, air conditioning and ceiling fans. The dorm is located just above the main lodge and the bathroom is conveniently located nearby.  

The Oarsman Bay Lodge dorm accommodation was voted “Best of the Ysawas’s” and Christopher and I would agree as to why!  We spent two quiet and restful nights in the 8-bed dorm and truly enjoyed the experience! 

While in Nadi at Club Fiji Resort, you will be staying in a centrally located dorm at that is brand new! Situated in its own small bungalow, it has only eight beds, private bathrooms and showers, a microwave and a refrigerator for you to use. 

This budget-friendly option is perfect for a solo traveler or friends traveling together.

Studio Bure Private or Shared: Mid-range Standard price point 

$3195 USD if you are sharing a room with another camper

$3795 USD if you prefer a private room or are sharing with a non-swimming friend/spouse/partner 

We have booked all four 25 sqm Beachfront Studio Bure’s located just a few steps away from the powdery white sand beach at the Oarsman Bay Lodge. One Studio Room has a King size bed and is perfect for a couple or someone who wants privacy. The adjoining Studio Room offers a Queen size bed and a single bed, which would suit two friends that would like to share accommodation. 

All four Beachfront Studio Bure’s are air-conditioned with a private bathroom, ceiling fans and fully screened louvered windows to allow for the beautiful sea breeze to sneak in. Outside, each Bure offers a private deck with chairs, a hammock and two lounge chairs where we know you will enjoy the beautiful tropical sunsets and stunning ocean views. 

While at Club Fiji Resort in Nadi, you will be in a cute Oceanview Bungalow with two beds a queen and a single. This Bure features air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathroom/shower and a private porch with chairs. 

Beachfront Bure: Deluxe price point

$3495 USD if you are sharing a room with another camper

$4195 USD if you want a private room or are sharing with a non-swimming friend/spouse/partner 

Located literally steps from the water – you can hear the waves at night! Perfect for couples offering a 32 sqm freestanding, air-conditioned bure. Furnished in a fusion of contemporary style with Fijian design, including an outdoor tropical shower under the stars.

The hammock and private deck deliver amazing tropical sunsets and your private sun loungers are great for soaking in the sun, taking naps or star gazing in the evening. Perfect for a couple or two friends that prefers more space, a touch of elegance and an awesome outdoor shower. 

Booking: a $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot. The balance will be due three months prior to the camp start date. Payment details will be sent to you. 

Cancellation policy: Cancel 2 months prior to the camp start date and you will receive a full refund, minus the $500 deposit or you can opt to receive full credit for a future camp. Cancel less than 1 month out and you will receive a credit for a future camp. At any time, reservations are transferable to another person with no fee.

If you would like to reserve a spot, have questions, or would like to reach out to Karlyn directly, please send an email to

We Respectfully Acknowledge aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first people and traditional custodians. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the on which our club operates, the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that Aboriginal people have a rich and continuous connection to the bayside area.
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