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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...

SwimTrek Receives its Third Consecutive British Travel Awards Nomination

SwimTrek is happy to announce its third successive nomination for the British Travel Awards. Its 2018 nomination in the Best Activity/Sports Company is a recognition of SwimTrek’s continuous hard work in the industry and the great satisfaction our guests have with our services. The British Travel...

2018 Declared year of Troia; How SwimTrek is Involved and You Can Be Too

The historical city of Troy grew famous as the setting for Homer’s epics Iliad and Odyssey. This area of the world has also been claimed as the cradle of Western civilization and the origin of European culture. This site has been the home of many battles and perhaps most famously known for the...

The History of the Hellespont; From Greek Mythology to the modern-day

The Hellespont has a long and varied history. Now known as the Dardanelles, its original name derives from a character of Greek Mythology Helle, who had a twin brother Phrixus. Their stepmother Ino tricked the villagers into believing that Phrixus was to be a human sacrifice, but the twins were...

Introducing our New Premium Range

SwimTrek is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest collection of holiday offerings, the bold new SwimTrek Plus range. Our new class of trips is a handpicked set of truly unique getaways, each with a touch of luxury included. These select offerings are our finest trips, featuring the...

Which Greek Island Trip for Me?

SwimTrek offers stunning island getaways to some of the most exquisite parts of Greece. Our tours aim to combine classic sought after destinations but with the intention of opening our guest’s eyes to a new side to the location, or an introduction to a swim with a purpose. But apart from the...

Why I Travel with SwimTrek Solo

With so many amazing locations to visit, we can see why our total number of guests are higher than ever before! But what to do if your dates don’t work with friends, or don’t have anyone to travel with? Many of our guests arrive as solo travellers, but after a SwimTrek tour, they leave with a...

Which Trip for Me: Introduction to Open Water or Open Water Development?

SwimTrek offers a variety of trips in Mallorca including our Introduction to Open Water or Open Water Development courses, but particularly if you’re new to the open water, it can be difficult to decide from which trip you’ll benefit from the most. There are lots of variations in a beginner, so...

Hellespont: The 'World's Oldest Swim'

So, you’re a budding open water swimmer. You’ve perhaps completed a couple of SwimTrek holidays or race events, have built your confidence in the water and are looking to go to the next level for your next open water challenge. Then consider the Hellespont Swim Race; where you’ll battle the...

7 Unique Reasons to Sail and Swim on the Lady of Avenel Tall Ship with SwimTrek

2018 sees SwimTrek bring its largest ever offering of stunning tall ship adventures aboard the Lady of Avenel. SwimTrek first set sail with this unique liveaboard in 2016 and since then our trip offerings have grown to cover Ireland as well as England and Scotland, bringing new possible...