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SwimTrek News

The Great SwimTrek 2019 Smartwatch Test

Smartwatches can be a huge asset when training both in the pool and the open water. But with so many on the market to choose from, and with a huge variation in pricing, the decision as to which is the best for you can be a little daunting. We’ve put together reviews from SwimTrek HQ staff who own...

Let Stand Up To Cancer's Sink or Swim challenge inspire your own swimming adventures

A team of celebrities are taking on the incredible swimming challenge of the English Channel in Stand Up To Cancer’s Sink or Swim charity challenge. The show will follow the group of ten personalities, including Olympians such as Linford Christie and Greg Rutherford to Alex Brooker and Sair Khan,...

SwimTrek goes for gold in the British Travel Awards!

SwimTrek has been nominated for a British Travel Award and we need your help to win gold! We are thrilled to have been nominated for the third successive year in a row, and with two silver medals already won, this year we are looking to go even better and take home the top prize! To vote for us...

Swimming to Bali

SwimTrek founder Simon announced some big news at the end of Spring with his plans to move to Indonesia for a year to help grow the SwimTrek brand in Asia and beyond. Here he put together his thoughts before setting off on his journey. The weather is just beginning to warm up in the UK but I’m...

SwimTrek HQ take on the Defi de Monte Cristo and the Jersey France Swims! - A Photo Diary

Our head office staff are an incredibly passionate bunch who love to travel around the world finding their own open water swims to do on top of the trips they take with SwimTrek. June saw 4 of our staff taking on personal swimming challenges, one event in France and one swimming to France! ...

Brighton seafront open air swimming pool development Sea Lanes gets council approval

SwimTrek is thrilled to announce that yesterday, April 3rd, Brighton & Hove City Council granted Sea Lanes Brighton temporary planning permission to begin the transformation of the derelict Peter Pan site on Madeira Drive into a new site which will become the National Open Water Swimming...

Chasing the Sublime: An Inspirational Outdoor Swimming Short Film

We're extremely pleased that Chasing the Sublime, a short film featuring the founder of The Outdoor Swimming Society and SwimTrekker Kate Rew, and her "swim Twin" Kari Furre, was featured on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday on 3 March.

Top 10 most popular swimming destinations of 2018

We’ve compiled our most popular destinations of 2018, and we have a great mix of swimming adventures from around the globe. We took thousands of guests on these incredible swimming holidays in 2018, will you come and swim with us here too? 1. Milos Explorer Our most popular destination of 2018...

'They cut the pool directly out of the frozen river!'

SwimTrek has just returned from the 8th Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido this weekend and it certainly did not disappoint! Great costumes, over 750 swimmers and of course the chance to meet so many SwimTrekkers in person. The SwimTrek HQ team also put out two relay teams, of...

Swimming the Channel for the UK’s Coastal Waters: Lewis Pugh’s Incredible Challenge to Save our Seas

UN Patron of the Oceans, world open water swimmer and activitst Lewis Pugh takes on his latest endurance challenge ‘The Long Swim’ this summer, swimming the English Channel end to end as part of the worldwide Action for Oceans Campaign which aims to compel governments to fully protect at least...