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Swimming’s A Family Affair: The Special Feeling of Completing the Bosphorus With Loved Ones

The Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim Race represents many things to many people, be it a chance to push physical limits by finishing as quickly as possible or by completing a mass participation event for the first time. Taking part in its 30th year, the 6.5km swim from Asia to Europe had its...

Swimming the Channel for the UK’s Coastal Waters: Lewis Pugh’s Incredible Challenge to Save our Seas

UN Patron of the Oceans, world open water swimmer and activitst Lewis Pugh takes on his latest endurance challenge ‘The Long Swim’ this summer, swimming the English Channel end to end as part of the worldwide Action for Oceans Campaign which aims to compel governments to fully protect at least...

Guides Photo of the Month - July 2018

July has seen many more great photo entries from our guides and this month's winners feature stunning destinations from around the Mediterranean. WINNER Coaching guide Mark snapped this great selfie of his group from one of our recent Mallorca Introduction to Open Water trips! RUNNER UP ...

Photo of the Month - July 2018

The temperature's rising and so is the quality of our incredible guests photo entries into our monthly competition. July's winners sees some unbelievable shots of our new Komodo National Park - Indonesia trip as well as snaps from swimming adventures around the world. Check out this...

Handling High Winds is a Breeze, What Our Resourceful Guides Do When Bad Weather Strikes

Senior Guide Marlys has spent several years exploring and swimming the world with SwimTrek. On her first visit to the Sporades islands, she recounts a particularly memorable week making the best out of challenging weather conditions. Alonissos is a beautiful Greek island. It was my first visit to...

Meet the SwimTrekker, Dr Nick Murch

Our SwimTrek guests have accomplished some incredible feats and our featured SwimTrekker this week is no exception. Dr Nick Murch is a highly experienced open water swimmer that balances his passion for swimming alongside a full time role as a consultant in acute medicine at the Royal Free...

12 Great UK Lidos

Nothing beats the freedom and the beauty of swimming in the open water, but if you’re landlocked or unable to get to your nearest river, lake or seaside, then an open air pool is the next best thing! We’ve picked out some of the most beautiful and interesting lidos from across the country. How...

It's a Small World After All! How SwimTrek Links Swimmers Around the World!

Our guide Dionne has led SwimTrek trips around the world, but when she's not off on exciting swimming adventures with us, shes based in a small town in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Read on for her story of how she met other links to her local area on a SwimTrek trip to Egypt! The people I...

SwimTrek Receives its Third Consecutive British Travel Awards Nomination

SwimTrek is happy to announce its third successive nomination for the British Travel Awards. Its 2018 nomination in the Best Activity/Sports Company is a recognition of SwimTrek’s continuous hard work in the industry and the great satisfaction our guests have with our services. The British Travel...

Meet the SwimTrekker, Andy E

Meet SwimTrekker Andy, an avid open water fan from Dallas, Texas. Swimming has been a large part of Andy's life and having competed in the pool and open water from a young age, this passion has led him to meeting other swimmers from all over the world. Andy first joined us in the Cyclades in...