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Trip Blogs

Croatia: Location Spotlight

Rocky shores, ancient coastal towns and warm Mediterranean waters… Croatia is everything an open water swimmer could ever dream of. Relaxed and balmy, washed by the bluest coastal waters, scattered with small islands and roamed by dolphins that play over sun-dappled reefs. Between the forested...

Lady of Avenel: Photo Diary, 2021

First, a little heads up for anyone eyeing up our tall ship experiences - if you join the upcoming September 5 Isle of Skye trip, you'll have a chance to swim with our Founder Simon Murie! The ancient briny is calling - it's time for high winds to buffet your swim sails as you hit the...

Milos: Photo Diary, 2021

So, you're thinking of travelling to Milos? You've certainly chosen a unique location. Volcanic Milos is an open geological museum. It sits wrapped around a central caldera, edged by smooth shelving that slides dramatically into turquoise waters. Swim with a backdrop of surreal rock...

Spain: Location Spotlight

A fiesta for waterborne rebels and masters of relaxation In a word, Spain is passion – it serves up a smorgasbord of sun-dressed natural treasures and a fiesta for swimmers fast and steady. And there’s no shortage of wonder either, from the snowy heights of the Pyrenees, to the Sierra Nevada and...

Yoga and Swimming: A Perfect Partnership

Yoga and swimming are a perfect natural fit. Learn more about the mutual benefits of mixing these two favourite SwimTrekker activities. In this blog, we’re going to take a quick look at those little details that make swimming and yoga a perfect match. And we'll start with our favourite - the...

Life Aquatic: What To Expect On A Liveaboard

Always be close to the water: that’s one way to ensure you get the most from your SwimTrek adventure! Liveaboard trips keep you within leaping distance of the big blue at all times. With a selection of beautiful vessels, moored and ready in locations around the world, you can enjoy unique...

Greece: Location Spotlight

Mythical Ruins & Treasure-strewn Seas Greece is a jewel of ancient history, and a land closely intertwined with the sea. Its sun-washed ruins perched on chalky coastlines, clear blue waters ruffled by dolphins and turtles, sand-ringed islands with pristine harbours and tiered cities vibrant...

SwimTrek: 10 Trips With Wildlife

Animal encounters are the stuff of swimming legends: Lynne Cox shared a training swim with a grey whale calf. Adam Walker swam shark-infested waters guarded by a pod of dolphins. Ross Edgley bumped into a basking shark during his Great British Swim… So, we thought it was time to look at a few ...

Turkey: Location Spotlight

Historic Swims & World-famous Cuisine Europe and Asia collide in a rich historical blend of old and new. Discover architecture shaped by a succession of fallen empires, ruins carved by ancient wars, and, of course, a world-famous cuisine reflecting a vibrant country with a long and...

A virtual swimming tour of Milos, Greece

While nothing beats being in the water yourself, if you can’t get to our swim destinations, we’ll take you virtually! With contrasting white cliffs alongside brilliant turquoise seas, a swimming trip around the island of Milos is full of beauty at every turn. Here’s a snippet of the experience...