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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...

10 Christmas Gifts For The Family Swimmer

It’s that time of year when gift-giving has us all in a frenzy... Subtle hints drift back and forth. Ideas are planted. Then forgotten. Book titles and chocolate brands fade beyond reach. Remote-controlled helicopters and festive egg cups suddenly litter our social feeds. And it looks suddenly so...

Freezing 15: Bucket List For Ice Swimmers

Of all the bucket lists doing the rounds out there, this surely has to be one of the most obscure. These aren’t your steamy infinity pool haunts or crowded natural wonders – these are places that offer the ideal conditions for Ice Swimmers and chasers of Ice Kms (one km in water under 5C without...

10 Waters That Will Give You Chills

Halloween had us asking ourselves – where are the world’s scariest waters? Haunted pools. Predator-roamed coastlines. Current-filled sinkholes. Where in the world isn’t it safe to swim? And what do conditions have to be like to put off the hardiest of open water enthusiasts? At the same time, we...

Tried & Tested: Swim Watch Buyer’s Guide

3 top brands. 3 leading models. All certified by the SwimTrek tribe... We wanted to know which swim watch faired best for pool and open water training, and we opted to enlist the support of our SwimTrek community. We found that 3 brands were mentioned more than any others: Garmin, SUUNTO and...

An Introduction to Cold Water

Cold water is addictive. Once you catch the bug, warm chlorine won’t ever feel the same again… We hear endless stories about the transformative power of cold water. It gives us ways to escape bouts of depression, strengthen the immune system, encourage creativity, improve circulation and even to...

Find Your Fit: SwimTrek's Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide

We’re often asked about the Perfect Swimmer's Wetsuit – an all-purpose armour to avoid chafing and stroke restriction, which is thin and flexible, but still retains heat. The truth is, wetsuits are made for all conditions, temperatures and seasons. And so, while you won’t find a single suit...

Top 10 Swim Adventure Books

Many different styles of outdoor swimming have evolved over the years, and for each one there's a different kind of storyteller... Roger Deakin’s Waterlog set the benchmark for books about swimming in nature - a man with a giddy, rebellious streak, who escaped to country spots across the UK...

Best Swim Travel Shows and Films to Watch

With many of us now spending more time indoors and pining after our open water swims, one of the next best things to do is to watch others doing it. There are some great swim inspired films and TV shows to get stuck into, and to help inspire your next swims when you can enjoy the water once more....