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SwimTrek News

Queens Award Seafront Reception

Back in April SwimTrek were delighted to publicly announce that we have been honoured as a recipient of the Queens Award for Innovation. The Innovation Award was made in recognition of our pioneering development in the provision of open water swimming opportunities not just in the UK but...

Top 10 most popular swimming destinations of 2017

1. The Baja Peninsula – Mexico The Baja Peninsula is home to tranquil beaches and diverse marine life in a UNESCO protected area of unspoilt natural beauty. Dramatic cliffs and beautiful hidden coves make swimming in Baja an absolute treat to discover. A week spent here could see you swimming...

5 Reasons We Love Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming is the gift that just keeps on giving. From major health benefits to expanding your social circle, here's 5 reasons why we love open water swimming!

Introducing SwimTrek's New Slogan...

SWIM · EXPLORE · DISCOVER Three simple words that perfectly capture what SwimTrek is all about. Three words that represent the excitement, the adventure and the sense of achievement of a SwimTrek holiday. Three words that define each and every SwimTrekker; that describe who we are, what we do and...

Winners of The Queen's Award!

SwimTrek Wins The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017! SwimTrek is delighted to announce that we have been honoured as a recipient of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017. We have been awarded the honour in the category for innovation, recognising the pioneering aspect of the...

SwimTrek Beach Clean

In 2016 Surfers Against Sewage had their most successful national beach clean. With 946 beaches cleans, 19,500 volunteers and 64 tonnes of marine litter being removed from the coastline. So when we at SwimTrek heard that they would be running another campaign this year, we jumped at the...

Ahead Of The Times - 2017 Travel Trends

As the founder of SwimTrek, the world’s original open water swimming holiday company, I have spent the best part of the past two decades in search of the most fascinating swimming locations anywhere on the planet. From destinations that were close to home in Britain’s Lake District and Scotland...

SwimTrek win Silver for 'Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company' at the British Travel Awards!

We're delighted to announce that SwimTrek has won Silver in the Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company category at the British Travel Awards. It’s an honour to be recognised as one of the best specialist tour operators in the industry. British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes...

SwimTrek Sea Lions Swim the English Channel

WE DID IT! The SwimTrek Sea Lions swam the channel. On Tuesday 13th September 2016, 6 of us (made up of 5 members of SwimTrek HQ and a friend) started our journey across the channel with one goal in mind – getting to the shores of France no matter what. This idea came about when a few of the...

SwimTrek will be at Big Shoulders 2016

We are excited to announce that SwimTrek are a new partner of the 2016 Big Shoulders Swim. The Big Shoulders Swim is: "a Lake Michigan-size test of guts, determination and fortitude amidst the chilly, windswept waves. Like all the best races in the world, Big Shoulders started with an...