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Posts Tagged: "beginner"

How I Fell In Love with Open Water Swimming: Sue's Story

I used to be passionate about gardening. Every winter, I’d surround my armchair with seed catalogues and sketches of my yard and plot out the next season. A few years ago, while my late 40s, I changed. I discovered open water swimming; the freedom from lane lines and flip turns, the wonderful...

An Introduction to SwimTrek

An Introduction to SwimTrek Whether you are looking at taking those first strokes in the open water or you are an experienced open water swimmer, we will certainly have the right trip for you. It’s also a great way to discover a new location or explore an old one. SwimTrek provides tours to over...

Which Trip for Me: Introduction to Open Water or Open Water Development?

SwimTrek offers a variety of trips in Mallorca including our Introduction to Open Water or Open Water Development courses, but particularly if you’re new to the open water, it can be difficult to decide from which trip you’ll benefit from the most. There are lots of variations in a beginner, so...

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...

Freestyle Breathing with SwimTrek

Swimming is one of the most popular physical activities in the UK with many swimmers regularly using a swimming pool or local open water spots. A good technique is vital to see improvements in your swimming. Unlike many other sports where regular practice guarantees progression, swimming relies...

When did I become obsessed? Diary of a ‘newish’ open water swimmer.

January 2014 – New Year’s Resolution – learn front crawl. Husband Paul joined me. As I was already a fell runner and cyclist decided, along with two friends, to have a go at a sprint triathlon. After training during the summer; September 2014 – Skipton Late Summer Tri Discussion followed re...

My time on the inaugural trip in the Outer Hebrides

As this trip was so different to the SwimTrek trips I have previously been on, it threw up some new, pre-trip anxieties – a week living on a tall ship, sharing a tiny cabin, my snoring, Outer Hebrides weather, wet kit staying wet and slapping me in the face constantly, washing facilities,...

First formal day of my SwimTrek adventure in Croatia!

It's the first day and all swimmers gathered at the end of the jetty after breakfast. Our guides, Trish and Soarla, were at the boat - Mia - with the captain, Tom. Everyone seemed pretty excited to get going. We headed across to Zlarin for the start of our swimming. We were divided up into 2...

Life is going swimmingly!

"You do realise this SwimTrek is a swift swim"! That sentence leapt from the email. What have I done I asked myself. My husband, a keen swimmer was wanting to go on a SwimTrek holiday. Some people choose walking holidays, some choose to cycle (activities I enjoy) but my husband wanted...

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...