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Posts by Jack Hudson

Tried & Tested: Swim Watch Buyer’s Guide

3 top brands. 3 leading models. All certified by the SwimTrek tribe... We wanted to know which swim watch faired best for pool and open water training, and we opted to enlist the support of our SwimTrek community. We found that 3 brands were mentioned more than any others: Garmin, SUUNTO and...

An Introduction to Cold Water

Cold water is addictive. Once you catch the bug, warm chlorine won’t ever feel the same again… We hear endless stories about the transformative power of cold water. It gives us ways to escape bouts of depression, strengthen the immune system, encourage creativity, improve circulation and even to...

Find Your Fit: SwimTrek's Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide

We’re often asked about the Perfect Swimmer's Wetsuit – an all-purpose armour to avoid chafing and stroke restriction, which is thin and flexible, but still retains heat. The truth is, wetsuits are made for all conditions, temperatures and seasons. And so, while you won’t find a single suit...

Top 10 Swim Adventure Books

Many different styles of outdoor swimming have evolved over the years, and for each one there's a different kind of storyteller... Roger Deakin’s Waterlog set the benchmark for books about swimming in nature - a man with a giddy, rebellious streak, who escaped to country spots across the UK...

SwimTrek: 10 Trips With Wildlife

Animal encounters are the stuff of swimming legends: Lynne Cox shared a training swim with a grey whale calf. Adam Walker swam shark-infested waters guarded by a pod of dolphins. Ross Edgley bumped into a basking shark during his Great British Swim… So, we thought it was time to look at a few ...

Turkey: Location Spotlight

Historic Swims & World-famous Cuisine Europe and Asia collide in a rich historical blend of old and new. Discover architecture shaped by a succession of fallen empires, ruins carved by ancient wars, and, of course, a world-famous cuisine reflecting a vibrant country with a long and...