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6 reasons to swim in Slovenia

Think of Slovenia, and images of pristine lakes, charming alpine villages and of course the iconic Lake Bled come to mind. A swimming holiday then seems a perfect way to enjoy Slovenia’s natural beauty. This central European country is a hive for exciting swimming opportunities, read on to find...

Best swimming holidays for island hopping

Island hopping is a dream holiday and it’s easy to see the appeal. Stunning locations, changing and varied backdrops and a new place to explore waiting for you when you arrive at the next island. But where many may think of sailing between islands, we arrive at our locations by our own power from...

SwimTrek Guides Training 2019 Photo Diary

Every May, SwimTrek holds its annual Guides Training weekend and 2019's edition was our biggest and most ambitious to date. With 33 guides both new and old joining us in Brighton over 5 days, the SwimTrek Operations team delivered their specialist programme to produce the best possible guides...

Guest Photo of the Month - May 2019

From dipping your toes in your local waters to prepare for your next SwimTrek adventure to relaxing watching the sunset once you get out on your trip, this month's entries come from Scotland to Mallorca. Check out our winners below. Winner! Susanne snapped this incredible pastel sunset on...

Guides Photo of the Month - May 2019

May has been another great month for our guide's photos, who have been snapping our guests as they enjoy the variety that can be found across our trips, from our training camps in Mallorca to exploring the Red Sea on our liveaboard adventure in Egypt. WINNER! Coach Mark was snapped in this...

SwimTrek’s guide to capturing the best underwater swim photography

When you're out on a trip swimming to your hearts content, taking photos as you go on your adventures is a great way to remember all the fun you've had. The water holds a huge draw to all us swimmers, delighting and surprising us constantly, so it only seems fitting to make these the...

Why the Greek Sporades should be your next swimming adventure

Looking for your next great swimming escape? Love remote destinations, plenty of islands to explore and a thriving local ecosystem? Then say hello to the Greek Sporades, our northernmost Greek island getaway, perfect for a week-long swimming adventure taking in the best of remote Grecian charm....

How to swim around Europe on a limited time frame

The swimming adventures in Europe are endless, and we know that you can often find yourself short of time but still longing for a taste of the open water swimming life. Here’s 6 top short escape locations that make for a perfect swimming break on a tight schedule. Slovenia (featuring our Lake...

Guides Photo of the Month - April 2019

We've received some fantastic photos from our guides this month. From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, these snaps will certainly get you wanderlusting after your next swimming getaway! Winner! Sian caught her guests enjoying the amazing azure waters in Crete. Runner Up Our Operations...

Guest Photo of the Month - April 2019

The sun is starting to shine on us here at SwimTrek HQ in the UK and we're getting ready for the next few months packed when we'll be swimming all over the world. Our guests' photos this month show just how varied a SwimTrek holiday can be; from the warmth of the Adriatic Sea to...