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Trip Blogs

SwimTrek HQ's favourite SwimTrek locations

As well as helping make all our guests swimming dreams a reality, our head office staff also love to get out and explore our swimming destinations around the world. Here some of our team have compiled their favourite locations that they’ve enjoyed through swimming with SwimTrek! Lycian Way –...

Swimming around the Caribbean: Ben visits BVI and St Kitts

On top of putting together some great trips for our group bookings, Group Sales Manager Ben also gets to head out to location once in a while as he is one of our fully trained guides! In March 2019, he led a group of guests swimming around the St Kitts and Nevis sister islands. After his time in...

Prepare for BEST Fest on a SwimTrek Training Camp

As we reach the end of the summer, you may be thinking about what swim challenges you’d like to take on next year. Now that we’ve launched our range of coaching trips for 2020, there’s plenty of options to help you prepare for your next swimming event. We can help you train whatever swimming...

SwimTrek Hellespont Medallists and Photo Diary 2019

2019 has been an incredible year for SwimTrek and the Hellespont. We took our largest ever contingent of swimmers of over 150 racers to cross the Dardanelles Strait and what a race it was! Congratulations to all our competitors, especially our 24 guests who placed in the top three of their age...

How to improve your swimming technique for triathlons

Looking to step up your swimming leg of your triathlon? Here’s our key points to help take your swimming to the next level. Learn to breathe bilaterally Being able to breathe on both sides of your stroke will open up not only the ability to take in what is happening around you, but also can...

Swimming the Tremiti Islands and Sardinia’s La Maddalena – A Photo Diary

Italy is home to some of our favourite swim locations, and our Emerald Coast – Sardinia and Tremiti Islands trips have been amongst our most popular trips for many years. Our Customer and Sales Manager Chad visited both of our Italian destinations in summer 2019 and documented the fantastic...

Which short escape trip for me?

Short on time but still longing to get your open water swimming fix? We get it. That’s why we have such a variety of shorter escape trips for those with limited time but an insatiable appetite for getting out into the water. Whether its coastal swimming, island hopping or inland lakes that you’re...

Around the SwimTrek World in 18 Sunsets

We’ve been running swimming holidays around the world for years and so we’ve certainly seen our share of impressive sunsets in all corners of the globe. Here’s a few of our favourite views from around the SwimTrek world. The golden light of the setting sun on the Saguaro ranch in Arizona is a...

Why this lesser known Croatian island should be your next swimming destination

Croatia is a swimmer’s paradise with temperate waters, stunning natural sights and a laid-back vibe. The charming island of Ugljan is no exception to this; a perfectly placed island that enjoys many great swim spots in its own bays and coastlines as well as in its neighbouring isles, together...

SwimTrek Bosphorus Medallists and Photo Diary 2019

2019 saw us take 262 guests from 34 countries to the iconic Bosphorus Strait and swim the 6.5 kilometres from Asia to Europe! This year saw some incredible times from SwimTrek competitors across the board, with several of #teamswimtrek placing in their age categories and earning themselves some...