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How swimming saved my life

As regular swimmers, the positive of effects on swimming are familiar and routine to us. Nothing beats the glow of tired satisfaction you feel in your core when you’ve been in the sea for a cool swim, or that first dive in after being away from the water and feeling your whole body submerged. But...

Swimming between countries, how Dee crossed the English Channel and the Irish Sea

Swimming had been something I loved all my life, but it was somewhat ruined after a particularly difficult Galway Bay Swim. That was until I booked my first SwimTrek trip to Croatia in 2014, I picked this trip specifically because I was trying to encourage my friend Zara to join me in open water...

Discovering open water swimming in Slovenia

Earlier this summer, photographer and nature lover Katherine joined us on our Lake Bled and the Slovenian Alps trip. Though she loves the open water, she was not used to covering longer swim distances, but combined with reassurance from our guides and a fantastic backdrop to enjoy it all in, she...

SwimTrek HQ's favourite SwimTrek locations

As well as helping make all our guests swimming dreams a reality, our head office staff also love to get out and explore our swimming destinations around the world. Here some of our team have compiled their favourite locations that they’ve enjoyed through swimming with SwimTrek! Lycian Way –...

Guest Photo of the Month - September 2019

September is one of our most popular months for swimming trips and we've loved taking swimmers all over the world! We've had a great range of trips on offer this month, from the sunny Mediterranean to exploring around the British Isles. Here's our favourite pictures from this month. ...

Guides Photo of the Month - September 2019

Our guides have been around the world leading our trips but they also love to get in the water themselves! Here's some great shots of our guides enjoying swims from Italy to Greece. Winner! Simon sent in this beautiful snap of his assistant guide Giulia catching the sunset in Tremiti. Runner...

Swimming around the Caribbean: Ben visits BVI and St Kitts

On top of putting together some great trips for our group bookings, Group Sales Manager Ben also gets to head out to location once in a while as he is one of our fully trained guides! In March 2019, he led a group of guests swimming around the St Kitts and Nevis sister islands. After his time in...

Thomas Cook Airline Flights

Following the unfortunate news that Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation and all Thomas Cook Airline flights scheduled to depart after Sunday 22nd September 2019 have been cancelled, we can confirm that all SwimTrek trips will be going ahead as planned.

Prepare for BEST Fest on a SwimTrek Training Camp

As we reach the end of the summer, you may be thinking about what swim challenges you’d like to take on next year. Now that we’ve launched our range of coaching trips for 2020, there’s plenty of options to help you prepare for your next swimming event. We can help you train whatever swimming...

Sink or Swim - Ginny's story of swimming to Mongolia

After a lifechanging family illness, SwimTrekker Ginny found her solace in the water. Along with her sister-in-law Saf, they took on the Mongol Rally challenge in summer 2019. Here's how she wove her love in swimming into her trip! In July 2013 my partner was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer....