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Posts Tagged: "advice"

How to plan your perfect adventure swimming holiday?

Firstly, in my humble opinion booking with SwimTrek is the first step that will lead you onto the path towards blissful swimming. There are a few questions that you might not of thought about asking yourself before planning you swimming adventure. Do I get cold easily in the water? It is a funny...

Safety checklist for open water swimming and dipping

With summer officially here and the waters warming in the UK, more people will be heading to lakes, rivers and the coast to take a dip or open water swim. We want everyone to have fun and of course experience the beauty of open water swimming and dipping, but want to encourage you all to do it...

Skills I have learnt along the way

After reading my blog telling of my Open water journey, a friend I first met on a SwimTrek trip to Croatia wondered if I was going to write about my progress skill wise over the last four years. I have to confess, it hadn’t crossed my mind, but after several different guides, coaching methods...

Top tips for a successful swim race

Since the early years of SwimTrek we’ve been taking swimmers from across the globe to participate in the iconic Hellespont and Dardanelles. For 2016 we’ve expanded our swim race offer with additions to our calendar including the ever popular Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, poetic Coppa Byron...

Taking a great underwater photo

What better way to remember your SwimTrek experience than by shooting some good photos. I don’t have any photography skills but with lots of trial and error with underwater photography, and listening other swimmers, I have managed to get a few nice underwater shots. Here are some suggestions if...

Sunburnt Bums and Lips

How to make the most of your SwimTrek holiday, a guides perspective. A large quota of job satisfaction comes with the role of being a SwimTrek guide. Every trip is full of moments where we see swimmers smile, achieve and relax. Keep these points in mind to get the most out of you holiday. •...

A Taste of Turkey at Home - Salad Recipes from the Lycian Way

A Taste of Turkey Salads Spinach or kale with garlic, herbs with plain yogurt. Shred spinach or kale. Steam spinach or kale. Mix the steamed spinach or kale with garlic & pepper & other herbs. Place in a dish let cool. Cover with thin layer of plain yogurt. Sprinkle paprika and other...

Product Review: Garmin Swim, PoolMateHR & the PoolMate

SwimTrek operations assistant Laura Sajnog headed to the pool over the winter to test three lap counting watches, the Garmin Swim, Pool Mate HR and Pool Mate. Read the SwimTrek review here. Garmin Swim (RRP 129.99) The Garmin swim offers distance, pace, stroke count and stroke ID. As well as...

Product Review: Garmin Forerunner 910XT and Finis Hydro Tracker

SwimTrek guide Ricky Andrews took a dip in Brighton Sea to test two GPS devices aimed at the swimming and open water market, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT and the Finis Hydro Tracker. Read the SwimTrek review here. Garmin Forerunner 910XT (RRP 329.99) Garmin are well established in providing...

Coaching Tips - Body Position

When swimming we can often expend a lot of unnecessary energy maintaining body position. In a short swim event such as 50 or 100M our kick will contribute a maximum of 15-20% of your total propulsion. Over our longer open water swims the investment in oxygen we need to provide to our legs is far...