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Guide Blogs

Four reasons to get away early in 2018

It’s that time of year again where you’re desperately seeking some much-needed sun after a long, cold winter. You have to rely on watching ‘A Place in the Sun’ in order to get your daily summer fix. Well, that stops right now! Here are the top four reasons why you don’t need to wait till the...

A week of charitable swimming lessons in The Maldives

The Maldives is a dream tropical destination that provides the perfect setting for our swimming adventures, however many locals have never learnt to swim, despite being an island nation and many jobs in the country are based around the water. SwimTrek is committed to effecting positive change in...

6 Unique Reasons to Swim in Montenegro with SwimTrek

1. Experience some of the calmest swimming in the open sea From our base of Perast in the Bay of Kotor, this stretch of coastline is uniquely shielded from wind and rain, providing the perfectly calm swimming conditions whist still being in the open sea. The gulf of Kotor stretches along the...

How to plan your perfect adventure swimming holiday?

Firstly, in my humble opinion booking with SwimTrek is the first step that will lead you onto the path towards blissful swimming. There are a few questions that you might not of thought about asking yourself before planning you swimming adventure. Do I get cold easily in the water? It is a funny...

Guiding in Greek Sporades

The Greek Sporades is such a unique trip in so many ways. The location itself is slightly off the beaten track and away from the typical Greek holiday locations. The port of Patritri on Alonissos is incredibly beautiful especially during the many renowned Greek sunsets. However, the Old Town of...

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...

Autumn and Winter Swimspiration with Simon

Only a week ago in the Northern Hemisphere we officially entered Autumn with the passing of the Autumnal Equinox, which happens when the plane of the Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the sun. Now that the nights are getting longer than the days, open water temperatures start dropping....

Safety checklist for open water swimming and dipping

With summer officially here and the waters warming in the UK, more people will be heading to lakes, rivers and the coast to take a dip or open water swim. We want everyone to have fun and of course experience the beauty of open water swimming and dipping, but want to encourage you all to do it...

Top tips for a successful swim race

Since the early years of SwimTrek we’ve been taking swimmers from across the globe to participate in the iconic Hellespont and Dardanelles. For 2016 we’ve expanded our swim race offer with additions to our calendar including the ever popular Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, poetic Coppa Byron...

A look back over the past 13 years of SwimTrek

Looking back to 2003, SwimTrek’s first year, brings me a mix of misty eyed sentimentality and pride in what we managed to achieve in that inaugural year. It all kicked off in July of that year, when we ran our first ever trip to the Greek Cyclades. Our first base was the small island of Antiparos...