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Swimming the Tremiti Islands and Sardinia’s La Maddalena – A Photo Diary

Italy is home to some of our favourite swim locations, and our Emerald Coast – Sardinia and Tremiti Islands trips have been amongst our most popular trips for many years. Our Customer and Sales Manager Chad visited both of our Italian destinations in summer 2019 and documented the fantastic...

SwimTrek goes for gold in the British Travel Awards!

SwimTrek has been nominated for a British Travel Award and we need your help to win gold! We are thrilled to have been nominated for the third successive year in a row, and with two silver medals already won, this year we are looking to go even better and take home the top prize! To vote for us...

Guides Photo of the Month - August 2019

Our guides have been having the best time meeting all you SwimTrekkers and showing you the best swim spots from the UK to Lithuania. The clear winner once again has to be the immense landscapes of the Slovenian Alps! Winner! Sarah took this shot of her group on our Lake Bled and the Slovenian...

Which short escape trip for me?

Short on time but still longing to get your open water swimming fix? We get it. That’s why we have such a variety of shorter escape trips for those with limited time but an insatiable appetite for getting out into the water. Whether its coastal swimming, island hopping or inland lakes that you’re...

Guest Photo of the Month - August 2019

We're halfway through our summer season in the northern hemisphere here at SwimTrek and we've received many glorious pictures of guests enjoying our destinations far and wide across Europe. Winner! Guest Katherine showed her photography skills with this Lake Bled and the Slovenian Alps...

'Solo traveller? Not if you're going on a SwimTrek trip!' - A journey of making friends

I started out as a solo traveler on my first SwimTrek and now, eight SwimTreks later, I have friends all over the world! It all began on the Volcanic Coast - Tenerife SwimTrek in October 2016. Swimming along the coast in Gigantes was spectacular. I liked the Canary Islands so much I returned...

Around the SwimTrek World in 18 Sunsets

We’ve been running swimming holidays around the world for years and so we’ve certainly seen our share of impressive sunsets in all corners of the globe. Here’s a few of our favourite views from around the SwimTrek world. The golden light of the setting sun on the Saguaro ranch in Arizona is a...

SwimTrek Guide Telly Maukonen completes the Lake Zurich Swim

After several years without a 'big swim' Senior SwimTrek Guide Telly took on the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim in Switzerland in August 2019, a 26km around Lake Zurich. Here she takes us through all the emotions she felt on the day and all of the aspects that made the swim so special for her!...

SwimTrekker Rob Lea's Mount Everest and English Channel Challenge

Rob Lea made history in July 2019 when he became the first person to summit Mount Everest and swim the English Channel in the same year. Only a handful of people had ever achieved the two feats before, so to take on both in such a short time frame is nothing short of amazing! Rob joined us on our...

Why this lesser known Croatian island should be your next swimming destination

Croatia is a swimmer’s paradise with temperate waters, stunning natural sights and a laid-back vibe. The charming island of Ugljan is no exception to this; a perfectly placed island that enjoys many great swim spots in its own bays and coastlines as well as in its neighbouring isles, together...