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SwimTrek News

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...

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...