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By host on 19 September 2014

SwimTrek founder Simon Murie is a regular feature in the H2Open Magazine, introducing readers to iconic swims from around the world. This month Simon writes of how he tackled the relatively untried Mediterranean crossing from Corsica to Sardinia.

By host on 11 September 2014

Simon once said ‘’If you going to walk to the base camp of Everest, it's good to know your guide has been to the Summit’’ when he was giving a pre-season talk at SwimTrek HQ. This is certainly true of our guides, with most of them having completed significant swims around the world. SwimTrek Guide Bronwen Poleston-Jones has kindly given us an insight into one of her days off on our Croatian Dalmation Coast trip where she swam 9 Kilometres along the coastline of our home island of Prvić in search of her favourite lunch spot.

By host on 06 August 2014

This year SwimTrek was granted an allocation of 30 guaranteed entries for the Bosphorus Cross Continetal Swim. In this blog Simon Murie introduces the swim and recalls the highlights of the event.

By host on 05 August 2014

Trish has just celebrated her 50th SwimTrek trip. Here she recalls some memories and happy times she has enjoyed during the last 50 trips.

By host on 28 July 2014

A superb guest post from André on his and brother-in-law Wolfgang's journey with swimming, going on their first open water adventure with SwimTrek to qualifying for the Swimrun World Championships in Sweden. 

Photo credit: Jakob Edholm

By host on 04 July 2014
The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will be held in September at the famous Mount Stuart Castle on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

The programme will include a swim in Loch Lomond, a Scottish Banquet, dinner dance, speakers from around the world, the international Marathon Swimming  Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, the WOWSA Awards, and will culminate in a swim on Sunday, September 21st by the stunning St Ninian's Bay on the Isle of Bute.


Read the full press release here....

By host on 27 June 2014
Self-confessed foodie and SwimTrekker Andy joined us on the Turkish Lycian Way trip; he was in awe of the delights made fresh on board the Gullet each day by boat pilot’s wife Zainab. Enjoying sampling the different salads and dishes he managed to record the recipes to recreate at home. Andy has been kind enough to let us share these with you.


By host on 28 May 2014

Open water swimming means something slightly different to everyone, it can be the thrill of finding a new spot, the challenges and freedom it gives or an great experience you can enjoy with friends. One thing we really enjoy is hearing the different stories from the person we meet in the open water community and that’s why we thought we would share a couple of stories of where we love to swim in the UK and why.

By host on 21 May 2014

 

Meet SwimTrekker Sarah who only one year ago was an injured runner and (self-confessed) poor swimmer and is now looking to cross the English Channel. Read about her journey with swimming and experiences of SwimTrek on our Introduction to Open Water Swim, Open Water Coaching & Long Distance Training Trips over the past year.

By host on 23 April 2014

We've been comparing goggles at SwimTrek Towers, and no surprise we all have different views. One size doesn't fit all so we asked Simon, Kate, Yves and Laura C at SwimTrek HQ what goggles they wear and why they like them.