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Trip Blogs

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...

5 Top SwimTrek Locations for Underwater Exploring

Whilst we love swimming and floating atop of the seas, a host of amazing sights await you under the water’s surface. Which of our favourite destinations for the best underwater scenery have you been to? Ionian Explorer Our Ionian Explorer is a favourite of many of our SwimTrek guides and it’s...

Five Reasons to Head to Oregon Lakes With SwimTrek

Part of our new launches for 2018, the stunning Cascade Lakes – Oregon trip combines a multitude of fantastic lake swimming, beautiful scenery and the chance to hike the surround national forests. If your considering joining us on the Cascade Lakes trip and thinking about extending your trip, we’...

Which Trip for Me: Channel and Long-Distance Training or 10km Training Camp?

Continuing in our series of blogs designed to aid in the process of choosing the best trip for you, in this post we’ll lay out the differences between our Channel and Long-Distance Training and 10km Training Camp. You may have some long-distance swim goals you’d like to achieve, but which camp...

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,...