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UK Update: Best Travel Options for October

Below information is correct as of 21.09.21 Good travel news at last! This past week (on September 17), we learned that the old ‘traffic light’ system we’ve all been getting used to will finally be transformed from October 4. All these changes have come in perfect time for October travel. The...

Around The World In 80 Swims (Part Two)

After a one week hiatus, we're back with Part Two of our global feature series, following international entries and aquatic tales from our favourite open water swimmers. We'll share updates every Thursday! Whisking you off to the world's most unique swim locations around the world,...

Croatia: Location Spotlight

Rocky shores, ancient coastal towns and warm Mediterranean waters… Croatia is everything an open water swimmer could ever dream of. Relaxed and balmy, washed by the bluest coastal waters, scattered with small islands and roamed by dolphins that play over sun-dappled reefs. Between the forested...

Lady of Avenel: Photo Diary, 2021

First, a little heads up for anyone eyeing up our tall ship experiences - if you join the upcoming September 5 Isle of Skye trip, you'll have a chance to swim with our Founder Simon Murie! The ancient briny is calling - it's time for high winds to buffet your swim sails as you hit the...

We’re Back at Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival is always a special date in the SwimTrek calendar - laid out in the grounds of Henham Park, the festival has run for over 15 years and always offers incredible acts in music, comedy, poetry, theatre and literature. And this year, we'll be back at Henham Lake to take you on...

Tried & Tested: Swim Goggle Buyer’s Guide

We've all had problems with goggles in the past, right? One pair keeps letting water in. Another fogs too quickly and leaves you pawing in the haze. Then, the clouds part... a heavenly cone of light lands on a pair unlike the others. It's that moment when brand and design have aligned to...

Milos: Photo Diary, 2021

So, you're thinking of travelling to Milos? You've certainly chosen a unique location. Volcanic Milos is an open geological museum. It sits wrapped around a central caldera, edged by smooth shelving that slides dramatically into turquoise waters. Swim with a backdrop of surreal rock...

Around The World In 80 Swims (Part One)

Follow our new global feature series with international entries and aquatic tales from our favourite open water swimmers - updates every Thursday! We'll take you to memorable locations around the world, through a selection of incredible wildlife encounters, gruelling challenges and...

Top Five Paired Mediterranean Trips

The difficulties of travel, in the current Covid climate, means every break-out trip is extra special - our adventures need to count more then ever! One sure way to make your travel count is to combine two SwimTrek trips, extending your holiday in style with a pairing of two compatible locations....

Is Your Sunscreen Sea Friendly?

We all want to limit the impact we have on the animals we swim with, and their habitats. It isn't always obvious what course of action we can take. When it comes to choosing products, what should we look for? Are there brands we should trust before others? In this blog, we focus on picking...