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Hellespont 2017

SwimTrekker Robin Fry shares his experience of preparing for and completing the Hellespont Swim along with his top tips. JG Ballard described Charles Sprawson’s seminal 1993 book on swimming, Haunts of the Black Masseur, as “an exhilarating plunge into the deepest pools inside our heads”. And for...

Six Widths in a Yellow Cap

Five years ago I stepped outside my comfort zone for the first time in forever. I agreed to accompany two fabulous open water swimmer friends of mine (Roger Allsopp and Regina Luxon) on something called a “Swim Trek holiday”. This particular Swim Trek holiday was a long distance training camp...

River Canyons, Arizona

Last year SwimTrek introduced trips in River Canyons, Arizona, USA. This is the first weeklong SwimTrek holiday in the conterminous USA. I have been particularly excited to help SwimTrek develop trips in the USA. Though world travel is very rewarding and exciting, there are plenty of excellent...

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...

Final Swim. A cracker- Fran in the Galapagos

All good things come to an end. Well I guess that’s true as SwimTrek finishes today. Would it be the sensational last day we hope for? You betcha! Everyone was very chatty on the walk to the port. Last day brings an extra energy even though some have picked up coughs and colds! Into the water...

Day 5 Tintoreras- Fran in the Galapagos

This morning it was hot as we headed to Tintoreras, a bay made up of lava channels and home to assorted wildlife. Predominantly the iguana. The water here is yet another shade of blue. More a beautiful emerald colour. We got off the boat and walked along the rough path, lead by Fernando. We saw...

Day 4: Isola Isabela- Fran in the Galapagos

Tortuga is the remains of a collapsed volcano. It’s shaped like a horse shoe. The water was delicious. Perfect temperature. Nice little current and plenty to see along the way – both above and below the water. Frigate birds, sea lions, masses of fish, and of course marine iguanas. And of course...

Day 3 : Isola Isabela- Fran in the Galapagos

Breakfast was a 7am at Deli Cafe next door to our hotel. Better than yesterday’s at LoLo Cafe. A good coffee is a definite when we have a long day planned. Then it was luggage downstairs ready for the trip across to Isola Isabela our next stay. The swimming group are bonding and it’s fun and...

Day 2: A Glorious Galapagos- Fran in the Galapagos

When you have a big day ahead it’s a good idea not to miss breakfast. So at 7am we headed to LoLo (the cafe next to our hotel) for the standard swimmers breakfast. Eggs, bread, juice and coffee. By 8 am we were on the bus for the 30 min ride across the island to board our boats. There are two...