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Trip Blogs

Why you should explore Turkey’s south coast gem Kaş with SwimTrek

Blue, clear waters (with perfect visibility!) The stunning waters that surround the shores of Kaş are the postcard shades of blue that are the stuff of dreams. These waters have hit the jackpot with vividness of their hues, as well as being bright enough to see all the underwater vistas and not...

My journey to become a Cross Continental Swimmer

Swim from one continent to another? Erm, sure, why not... My first Swimming Event My first venture into open water swim eventing saw me in a Turkish Bosphorus Baptism. The Bosphorus river funnels the Black sea to the Aegean through the bustling city of Istanbul. An incredible setting for such an...

Why a Liveaboard Experience in Egypt Should Be Your Next SwimTrek Adventure

Like the sound of stunning clear waters, abundant varied wildlife and sailing, swimming and snorkelling all packed in to one amazing trip? SwimTrek’s already impressive roster is expanding further into the Middle East, and returning to the stunning waters of Egypt in March 2018. But this amazing...

5 Photos That Will Instantly Make You Want to Swim In Croatia.

1. First and foremost, the water quality is incredible. Beautiful blue/green clear waters which are usually calm, making Croatia a firm favourite for beginner open water swimmers or those who feel like taking it easy occasionally! 2. Krka National Park, about 10km inland from Sibenik, is one of...

Why Lithuania is the Baltic Beauty You Need to Add to Your Bucket List: SwimTrek HQ Staff Head to Lithuania!

All the staff at SwimTrek HQ have a huge passion for travel, adventure and of course swimming. So, when we were invited out to location by our generous host Matthew from the Tiki Inn in Paluse, we all jumped at the chance. Set in the beautiful Aukstaitija National Park, the surrounding stunning...

My experience being a SwimTrek guide

We caught up with Saorise Mcgrath who is currently guiding on the Greek Cyclades trip, we asked her some questions on what it is like to be guiding for SwimTrek. 1. What do you like best about being a guide? I enjoy interacting with people and being part of their SwimTrek adventure. Every week,...

Life in and out the waters of the Galápagos

If the lure of the water and the golden beaches isn’t enough to get you to the Galápagos, then maybe I can convince you with the insane wildlife it has to offer. With and abundance of land and sea creatures the Galápagos is a never ending treat for us nature lovers. Galapagos Fur Seal Let’s...

SwimTrek Long Distance Training in Mallorca Rekindles Interest in Channel Crossing

In September 2009, I spent ten days on the Dover beach awaiting my turn to swim the English Channel. Unfortunately, two hurricanes had swept up the U. S. coast, turned easterly past Iceland, and HOWLED across the British Isles. Not only would my swim get cancelled, but so did nearly all of the...

The Galapagos gives, and it’s non-stop giving.

As a lifetime open water devotee, I was intrigued when I stumbled on a advertisement for a SwimTrek holiday back in the early 2000’s. It seemed like such a fantastic idea. I had been on many self-supported bicycle tours, open water events, and competed in local triathlons, but what I really liked...

Khor blimey

As one of the SwimTrek guides, I’ve been to some incredible locations and have spent much of my time watching swimmers, sometimes leading to a shortage of my own swimming. Although many guides have some serious credentials many like myself are pretty comfortable paddling reasonable distances in...