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Trip Blogs

How to prepare for an open water swimming holiday

So, you’ve taken the leap and booked your swimming holiday, congratulations! But what is the best way to prepare for it? Are there certain skills I need or specific things I need to accomplish before I go? Will I need to undertake specialist training? Let us ease any worries you may have with a...

Which is the right swimming holiday for me in Croatia?

Croatia is one of the most beautiful swimming locations in the world. We love swimming there and that’s why we run several trips to discover the beauty of this Adriatic country. But which swimming holiday in Croatia is best suited to you? From impressive crossings to coastal swims along the rocky...

5 unique ways to enjoy the Tremiti Islands, Italy

As Italy’s only islands in the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful site is a great destination to enjoy the rustic side of Italy. At around 40km from the Italian mainland, the Tremiti Islands offer up a great escape from it all. There’s plenty to be found on this tiny, charming archipelago and below we’...

The most beautiful swimming destinations in Europe

Travelling around the world, finding the best of hidden and well-loved swimming spots is what keeps us exploring here at SwimTrek HQ. There’s a whole world of swimming out there to discover and Europe offers up an incredible plethora of swimming adventures for those seeking out beautiful waters...

What to pack for your swimming holiday

So, you’ve taken the plunge and booked and confirmed your swimming holiday! Hooray! Now to think about what you’ll need to bring with you… But packing doesn’t need to be the boring old cliché of the past. We love the excitement that comes with planning for our next trip and packing is the final...

The Swimming Artist

Swimming provides so much for so many; a source of inspiration, a challenge to take on, or form of solace. Here SwimTrekker Jane recounts how her time aboard the Lady of Avenel heightened her experience of a swimming holiday and allowed her to also indulge in her other hobbies of drawing. She...

The Ultimate SwimTrek Coaching Camp Guide: Which Distance Training Camp for Me?

Not sure which swimming coaching camp is right for you? We’ve gathered in one place all the information you need to know about our distance coaching camps. You may have some long-distance swim goals you’d like to achieve, but which camp will best help you get there? So, whether your focus is on...

What swimming goals will you achieve in 2019?

A new year is upon us and with it comes a year of potential. Potential personal challenges to achieve and bucket list destinations to tick off. Potential new fitness goals to reach. Potential new swimming friends to make from all over the world. We can’t wait to take you on these incredible...

10 Incredible Aerial Photos That Will Make You Want to Swim in the Maldives

For many open water swimmers, the Maldives is a dream destination; warm waters, the chance to swim alongside fish, rays and turtles, and the wide-open Indian Ocean to explore. We’ve found some great photos from our trips that show just how incredible a swimming holiday to the Maldives can be....

SwimTrek’s 5 Best Winter Sun Swimming Getaways

It’s cold. We get it. Though we love a cold-water dip here at SwimTrek HQ, it doesn’t quite compare to a warm swimming holiday abroad. If you’re longing for a swimming fix that’s the next level up from your local swimming pool, we’ve picked out some of our favourite destinations for enjoying the...