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SwimTrek News

Tried & Tested: Swim Goggle Buyer’s Guide

We've all had problems with goggles in the past, right? One pair keeps letting water in. Another fogs too quickly and leaves you pawing in the haze. Then, the clouds part... a heavenly cone of light lands on a pair unlike the others. It's that moment when brand and design have aligned to...

We’re Back at Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival is always a special date in the SwimTrek calendar - laid out in the grounds of Henham Park, the festival has run for over 15 years and always offers incredible acts in music, comedy, poetry, theatre and literature. And this year, we'll be back at Henham Lake to take you on...

Top Five Paired Mediterranean Trips

The difficulties of travel, in the current Covid climate, means every break-out trip is extra special - our adventures need to count more then ever! One sure way to make your travel count is to combine two SwimTrek trips, extending your holiday in style with a pairing of two compatible locations....

Is Your Sunscreen Sea Friendly?

We all want to limit the impact we have on the animals we swim with, and their habitats. It isn't always obvious what course of action we can take. When it comes to choosing products, what should we look for? Are there brands we should trust before others? In this blog, we focus on picking...

A-Z of Mythical Sea Monsters

Sea Monster (noun): Water denizens, both real and fictional, of appropriate size, unique appearance and mystique to inspire awe and terror. Here be monsters! Join us as we get to know those spooky water denizens, both real and fictional, who've happily haunted human imaginations for the past...

Vindication Swim: Kirsten Callaghan Interview

Brighton-based SwimTrek HQ caught wind of this exciting independent film project - Vindication Swim. And we reached out to lead actress Kirsten Callaghan to find out more about her portrayal of the first female British swimmer to cross the English Channel... Production on Vindication Swim is set...

Against The Tides: Beth French Interview

The Oceans Seven is one of the toughest challenges an open water swimmer could ever face. Seven gruelling crossings around the world. Each with their own unique set of difficulties, kindly designed to 'take a swimmer apart'... Beth French is a self-employed massage therapist and single...

Best SwimTreks For Freedivers

Hold your breath – this ones for the deep divers and seabed explorers among you… Starting out, freediving seems a little like advanced snorkelling. You stay under for as long as you can. Then resurface and blast the water from your snorkel, like a broaching whale. As freedivers progress they...

Recipes for SwimTrekkin’ Foodies

Who knows food better than the hungry swimmer? That dripping banquet hunter, exhausted after wrestling chop and fatigue – deprived of all but a few morsels scoffed while laid-out floating on the water, otter style. In this blog, we’re forgoing old methods of wolfing down carbs and sugar loading....

"So, You’re New To Open Water?"

There are all kinds of questions that come up when you're new to outdoor swimming. Where’s safe to do it? What do I need to take with me? Should I have support in the water? Sometimes outdoor swimming (or open water swimming/wild swimming) seems to be regarded as a new-fangled activity. As...