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SwimTrek News

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....

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...