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Trip Blogs

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...

How to Travel the World Through Swimming

Our guests are a constant source of inspiration for us and when we received a thought provoking testimonial reading 'SwimTrek empowered me to travel by swimming,' this inspired us to think of the range of possibilities of travel that SwimTrek can facilitate for you. We believe our trips...

8 stunning drone images that will make you want to swim in Croatia

Croatia is steadily becoming one of Europe's most popular destinations and it's easy to see why. Offering up long summers, endless islands to explore and captivating, intimate cities with fascinating histories, this Adriatic gem really does have it all. SwimTrek is proud to run some of...

5 incredible features of a swimming adventure in the Komodo Islands, Indonesia

As well as the phenomenal swimming opportunities that await you when joining on a SwimTrek trip in Indonesia, so many sights and spectacles are found only in this part of the world. The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is home to incomparable ecosystems both above and...

SwimTrekkers Triumph in Hellespont 2018

The Hellespont race is over for another year and what another incredible event we’ve had. With 75 SwimTrekkers representing 15 countries, this was truly an international affair. Our swimmers are a talented bunch though and many of our guests made the podium in respective age categories. Check out...