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Posts Tagged: "bosphorus"

Swim your way to health in 2020

We know that swimming is a great way to exercise. As a high impact, low intensity activity, it’s the first step for many starting out with a fitness journey and a great way to stay fit for those that just love being in the water! If you can weave swimming into your routine, it’s a fantastic way...

SwimTrek’s best combined trips

Our guests love the experience on our SwimTrek trips and we’re often asked about which trips can be combined. Whether you’re looking to spend more time in Greece, Turkey or even the UK, lots of our trips can be booked for back to back weeks so that you can extend your time with SwimTrek. We’ve...

Burn Survivor: How I took on the Bosphorus Swim

Years after having an accident as a child that left her with 3rd degree burns, Sylvia decided enough was enough and began sharing her story of learning to love her body. She campaigns for acceptance and visibility of scars and skins conditions with her Love Disfigure movement. As part of her...

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...

Swimming’s A Family Affair: The Special Feeling of Completing the Bosphorus With Loved Ones

The Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim Race represents many things to many people, be it a chance to push physical limits by finishing as quickly as possible or by completing a mass participation event for the first time. Taking part in its 30th year, the 6.5km swim from Asia to Europe had its...

2018 Declared year of Troia; How SwimTrek is Involved and You Can Be Too

The historical city of Troy grew famous as the setting for Homer’s epics Iliad and Odyssey. This area of the world has also been claimed as the cradle of Western civilization and the origin of European culture. This site has been the home of many battles and perhaps most famously known for the...

Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, Turkey

Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim Take part in one of the most iconic open water swimming events in the world as SwimTrek offers pre-registration for the 2018 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim. Complete the crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for...

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...

The Bosphorus: My story of swimming from Asia to Europe.

Eventually all middle-aged men hit "peak triathlon" so towards the end of 2015 I resolved to freshen things up for 2016 by focusing on single discipline events (with the emphasis on "events" rather than races). Swimming wise this meant some coaching to improve my plodding...

Swimming the Bosphorus

Istanbul! Great capital of commerce and culture, city of the Romans, Constantine and the Ottomans, the gateway to Asia, the pearl in Europe's crown! Like Sydney and San Francisco it's built around a great natural harbour, and like them it's blessed with a sunny and welcoming...