THe BRECA Wanaka

A SWIMRUN ENDURANCE event in rugged new zealand

9 - 18 MAR 2019

Making the best of the event

The Wanaka-XC Breca SwimRun Stay is a 7 night, fully-catered, holiday in New Zealand for teams competing in the Breca Wanaka SwimRun race in March 2019.  Wanaka-XC will take you and your teammate on an adventurous program of swimming and running in the Lake Wanaka area in the lead up to the Breca event.  We'll take you to stunning and remote locations and show you all the lake has to offer.  On the day of the race we'll make sure you have everything you need to maximise your enjoyment of the event. We look after absolutely everything. Once we have picked you up from Queenstown airport - all you have to do is swim and run!

Wanaka-XC offer support to competitors with all levels of experience - from Breca novices to seasoned racers - but we do require that you and your Breca partner are at the level to be able to complete the sprint distance of Breca Wanaka.  Our program shows the approximate distances we will cover each day - but please note that if you need to shorten a swim or run, we'll always be able to accommodate you.  Our program is progressive, we build up to more adventurous swims so you can become accustomed to the water temperature, conditions and the staggering levels of visibility in the crystal waters. You'll be astounded the first time you swim over the shelf of Lake Wanaka and gaze down to the depths!  After each day's swim, you and your partner can then take a picturesque trail run back toward the base where we'll be preparing a feast for you.

A safe adventure

Our group is small, no more than 10 people. This allows for personal attention and importantly, a safer experience in the lake. We provide swim support with trained first aid and water rescue staff in boats / kayaks and also have a shore based coordinator observing all swims. In addition, all swimmers will be supplied with a safety buoy which will mark you and offer flotation in an emergency.  Swims will only be conducted if the conditions are suitable, and if not, there are always plenty of other endurance activities we can substitute!

The breca swimrun 16 Mar 2019

The Breca SwimRun is a series of endurance events held in both UK and New Zealand. Events are staged in spectacular and rugged mountain locations and feature a unique format. Competitors race in teams of two over a course that has numerous swim and run sections to complete. Unlike other multisport events, the Breca SwimRun has no kit transitions - you run and swim in wetsuit and trainers.

Learn more about Breca SwimRun here

Our base - Wanaka

Wanaka is home to many elite endurance athletes drawn to its majestic terrain and mountain town vibe. It's a hidden gem that many miss when visiting the Otago Lakes region in NZ - a true contrast to Queenstown. The locals are friendly and hospitable, knowing they are living in one of the most beautiful towns in the whole world.  We take great pride introducing Wanaka to our guests.  

We have designed our program to give you opportunity to explore the town's attractions and are happy to help you with advice. 

Learn more about our fantastic fully catered private accommodation here.

A word from us...

We'll help you be your best!

Nicole and Tim David moved to Wanaka from Melbourne in 2015. In 2016 they established Wanaka XC and have since hosted groups of endurance athletes for a number of week-long event stays.

Nicole is our swim expert - competing in the pool since she was 8 and now with over 20 years of open-water event experience.

Tim is an ex-Royal Marine Officer with a host of multisport achievements and knows every track around Wanaka like the back of his hand. You'll be well looked after!