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Posts Tagged: "cold water"

Why everyone should try winter swimming (at least once)

I was told winter swimming was addictive. It is the potency of the icy water which gives us our dopamine fix and keeps us coming back for more. And with the same strange intensity it yields an intoxication that is all consuming, like a teenage infatuation. Yet most of my family and friends view...

Swimming between countries, how Dee crossed the English Channel and the Irish Sea

Swimming had been something I loved all my life, but it was somewhat ruined after a particularly difficult Galway Bay Swim. That was until I booked my first SwimTrek trip to Croatia in 2014, I picked this trip specifically because I was trying to encourage my friend Zara to join me in open water...

'They cut the pool directly out of the frozen river!'

SwimTrek has just returned from the 8th Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido this weekend and it certainly did not disappoint! Great costumes, over 750 swimmers and of course the chance to meet so many SwimTrekkers in person. The SwimTrek HQ team also put out two relay teams, of...

On the edge of success; Ross Edgley closes in on his Great British Swim

The thought of swimming an English Channel crossing is a mammoth task for even the most accomplished open water swimmers, so imagine swimming that distance every day. For months on end. This was Ross Edgley’s course as he took on the monumental challenge of swimming the entirety of the British...

Handling High Winds is a Breeze, What Our Resourceful Guides Do When Bad Weather Strikes

Senior Guide Marlys has spent several years exploring and swimming the world with SwimTrek. On her first visit to the Sporades islands, she recounts a particularly memorable week making the best out of challenging weather conditions. Alonissos is a beautiful Greek island. It was my first visit to...

It's a Small World After All! How SwimTrek Links Swimmers Around the World!

Our guide Dionne has led SwimTrek trips around the world, but when she's not off on exciting swimming adventures with us, shes based in a small town in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Read on for her story of how she met other links to her local area on a SwimTrek trip to Egypt! The people I...

10k Training Camp, Mallorca

10k Training Camp, Mallorca Whether you are preparing for an upcoming long distance open water event, an English Channel relay swim or you are a triathlete looking to improve your swim leg, this swim training camp in Mallorca is the ideal way to ensure that both your body and your mind are...

Long Distance Training, Mallorca

Long Distance Training, Mallorca Join us on the original channel and long distance swim training camp in Mallorca which we’ve been running for the past 14 years. With more than 200 successful English Channel solo swimmers having completed this trip in the past, it is the perfect way to prepare...

Cornwall and The Isles Of Scilly, United Kingdom

Cornwall and The Isles Of Scilly Discover some of England’s most beautiful coastlines and picturesque islands on this liveaboard swimming and sailing holiday in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. For the past 14 years we have been coming back to this spectacular part of the world to explore the...

Burgh Island, Devon

Burgh Island, Devon Join us as we take part in a wonderful open water swim around Burgh Island in Devon. Measuring one mile in circumference, this small tidal island is located approximately 800 metres off Bigbury-on-Sea and is an excellent introduction to open water swimming along Britain’s...