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Dive in with Olympian Greg Whyte in Greece

Filed Under: Blog, Luxury Family Hotel Review, Travel Trends Skiathos Princess Hotel

Posted on 26th Mar 2014

What do your kids, David Walliams and Davina McCall have in common? Being coached by Olympian pentathlete Greg Whyte, at least that is if they come along to his new swimming course at Skiathos Princess in Greece!

Family friendly fitness meets laid-back luxury on the stunning island of Skiathos, as part of Tots Too’s mission to offer some of the best health and fitness offerings to parents and their children. Exclusive to Tots Too, Greg Whyte OBE is offering a variety of complimentary swimming classes for adults and children on Sunday 31st August & Monday 1st September 2014.

A former modern pentathlete, Greg Whyte competed in two Olympic Games and has won European bronze and World Championship silver medals. Now known for his extensive involvement in Sport Relief, Greg has motivated and successfully coached David Walliams in his swim across the English Channel and along the River Thames – and more recently supported TV presenter Davina McCall in her epic triathlon from Edinburgh to London.

Outstanding sporting credentials aside, Greg is a true family man with three small children of his own. Understanding what parents want for their children, Greg has undertaken a number of educational swimming programmes for children of all ages – most notably his work with Turtle Tots, which introduces new-borns to swimming through classes beginning at the earliest stages.

“Dedicated to training and educating both children and adults, Greg is the perfect partner for Skiathos Princess Hotel which prides itself on offering an unparalleled experience to guests of all ages. We are huge advocates of health and fitness for all, and working with the likes of Greg helps guests make the most of their stay with us, should activity be integral to their holiday experience” commented Katerina Santikou, Business Development Manager at Skiathos Princess Hotel.

The class on Sunday 31st August will be aimed at young children and beginners, with two classes being held on Monday 1st September for competent older children and adults allowing the programme to benefit the whole cross-section of guests:

Sunday 31st August – Pool Swim Session for Tiny Tots & Kids

This early morning (9am) 45-minute swimming session will be aimed at tiny tots (parents will need to accompany!) or slightly older children up to the age of six in the family pool. Greg will tailor-make and personally host a group session for up to 15 children. The session will be fun and interactive using play for those children that can’t swim independently. It will also be a great work out for parents!

Monday 1st September – Pool Swim Session (older children & adults) & Open Water Session

Designed with more competent/experienced swimmers in mind, Greg will be holding two classes on the second day.  One will be an early morning (9am) 60minute pool session focusing on technique for both adults and competent older children (group size, maximum 15 people). The session will focus on improving confidence in the water using and improving technique in all four strokes. Yes, that includes butterfly!

The second, a late afternoon (5pm) 60-90 minute open water technique swim session that will be available for teenagers and above (group size 10 – 15 people). This session is for competent swimmers who are experienced in open water or want to take on the challenge of open water. The session will focus on open water technique and be followed by a Q&A session on how to get the best out of your swimming.

To book a stay at the Skiathos Princess Hotel including a place on one of the above exclusive swim sessions speak to one of the Tots Too team on 020 7284 3344 or email sales@totstoo.com. Tots Too offers seven nights at Skiathos Princess Hotel from £4,150 per family, based on two adults and two children under twelve years staying in a family room. Price includes return Thomas Cook flights, bed and breakfast accommodation (excluding drinks) and private transfers. Departing 27th August 2014.

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