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SwimTrek Long Distance Training in Mallorca Rekindles Interest in Channel Crossing

In September 2009, I spent ten days on the Dover beach awaiting my turn to swim the English Channel. Unfortunately, two hurricanes had swept up the U. S. coast, turned easterly past Iceland, and HOWLED across the British Isles. Not only would my swim get cancelled, but so did nearly all of the...

Photo of the Month- April 2017

April 2017 Winner! Michael Neumann took this incredible underwater photo of the local fish in The British Virgin Islands. Second Place Thank you Viki Shelver for this incredible shot of the beautiful blue waters of The Maldives. This photo was taken as the pink group were heading off for their...

Winners of The Queen's Award!

SwimTrek Wins The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017! SwimTrek is delighted to announce that we have been honoured as a recipient of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017. We have been awarded the honour in the category for innovation, recognising the pioneering aspect of the...

The Galapagos gives, and it’s non-stop giving.

As a lifetime open water devotee, I was intrigued when I stumbled on a advertisement for a SwimTrek holiday back in the early 2000’s. It seemed like such a fantastic idea. I had been on many self-supported bicycle tours, open water events, and competed in local triathlons, but what I really liked...

SwimTrek Beach Clean

In 2016 Surfers Against Sewage had their most successful national beach clean. With 946 beaches cleans, 19,500 volunteers and 64 tonnes of marine litter being removed from the coastline. So when we at SwimTrek heard that they would be running another campaign this year, we jumped at the...

Photo of the Month- March 2017

March 2017 Winner! The winner of March's photo of the month is Chris Jordinson! He submitted some incredible entries but this photo stood out the most. The Galapagos seal is diving into the water as Chris takes the photo, such great timing. Second Place Our guest Devon Peavoy took this great...

Ice Rescue With The Canadian Rangers

I've recently joined the Canadian Rangers, which is a reserve military presence in various isolated and remote communities throughout Canada. We're primarily involved in such things as remote military training exercises (wilderness survival and first aid), search and rescue, and volunteer...

Maldives Magic

One wet, cold snowy day last February, I had a phone call from my pal, Lesley, who was so excited she could hardly speak-“look at Swimtrek’s trip page, quickly !” were my instructions. I duly did as I was told and was completely dumb struck when I saw the new trip being advertised. We had a brief...

Swim For Haiti

Tracee and Duke share their incredible memories of Haiti's 2017 Charity Swim: We are really happy that we took the route of working through SwimTrek for our first "Swim for Haiti" event. You get to experience the event like any other entrant, but you have the added benefit of all...

Photo of the Month

FEBRUARY 2017 WINNER! Congratulations to Caoimhe who snapped this beauty in the Maldives last week. The photo was taken as the guests were heading back to the boat for lunch. Second Place Our guest James Norton captured this incredible image of flying his paper plane off the Omanian fjords. ...