Coaches and Guides

Mallorca - May 26 thru June 3, 2018


Travel with Lipstick

About the coach...


Travel with Lipstick

About the coach...

Alex and Beatrix Studzinski

German Open Water Swim Specialists

Alex is a world-class professional marathon swimmer with an extensive honour roll.  He’s won marathon swims from Croatia (the Faros Maratón), to Brazil (King of the Sea), multiple German National Championships at 25 km and the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup at the 59th annual Traversée internationale du lac St‐Jean in Roberval, Quebec, Canada. 

Beatrix has had success in the pool at German National level (100 & 200 fly, medley relays) but has also wandered the globe to compete in some of the toughest events there are. Having come 1st and 3rd in editions of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim she’s also made regular appearances at the ‘Great Swim’ series in the U.K. and in 2014 won the Women’s race at the Henley Classic (Alex won the Men’s!).  Their knowledge of swim efficiency and infectious enthusiasm makes them a formidable team!

Keri-anne Payne

Olympic Medalist

Keri-anne is a South African-born British swimmer, specialising in marathon open water swimming, and long-distance freestyle in the pool.  She is a two-time 10-kilometre open water world champion, and an Olympic silver medallist. In addition to being poolside during day one's "post flight swimdown", Keri-anne will be presenting an ‘Olympians Talk’ at the Best Fest BBQ on Tuesday night.

Teresa Planas

Menorca to Mallorca Swim Record Holder

Teresa is the Menorca to Mallorca swim record holder.  The shortest distance between the two islands is 21.3 nautical miles (39.8k).  Teresa's swim "only" took 12 hours and 18 minutes.


In addition to being poolside during day one's "post flight swimdown", Teresa will be coaching Pro Clinics as well.

Laura Cozik

Founder and CEO, Travel with Lipstick / Founder and CEO, Team Lipstick

Laura is the Founder and CEO of Travel with Lipstick, a company that hosts "Fit Travel" events for sporty women and men of all levels.  Since the company began in 2010, Travel with Lipstick has hosted 15 events in Mallorca for a very good reason ... the clients keep coming back!  In January 2018, Laura will become a local resident of Mallorca and full time host of sporty events for active clients, especially those from NYC.  


Laura's background includes 20 years of dancing, 20 years as a fitness instructor, 10 years as a nationally ranked ballroom dance champion, and since 2006, she has also been an active triathlete.  Laura was published in New York Magazine's "Best of New York" as one of the city's top fitness instructors, as well as in Competitor and Triathlete Magazine for her accomplishments with Team Lipstick and Travel with Lipstick.  Her celebrity client list includes Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Soledad O’Brien.