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Posts Tagged: "cold water"

Lakes and Tarns Weekender, United Kingdom

Lakes and Tarns Weekender Get back to nature with a short escape swimming holiday in the UK’s picturesque Lake District. With freshwater swims in some of the region’s most iconic lakes, this weekend getaway is the perfect way to spend some time in the great outdoors and discover this beautiful...

7 Unique Reasons to Sail and Swim on the Lady of Avenel Tall Ship with SwimTrek

2018 sees SwimTrek bring its largest ever offering of stunning tall ship adventures aboard the Lady of Avenel. SwimTrek first set sail with this unique liveaboard in 2016 and since then our trip offerings have grown to cover Ireland as well as England and Scotland, bringing new possible...

Six Widths in a Yellow Cap

Five years ago I stepped outside my comfort zone for the first time in forever. I agreed to accompany two fabulous open water swimmer friends of mine (Roger Allsopp and Regina Luxon) on something called a “Swim Trek holiday”. This particular Swim Trek holiday was a long distance training camp...

Ice Rescue With The Canadian Rangers

I've recently joined the Canadian Rangers, which is a reserve military presence in various isolated and remote communities throughout Canada. We're primarily involved in such things as remote military training exercises (wilderness survival and first aid), search and rescue, and volunteer...

Outer Hebrides 2016

Having done the Inner Hebrides trip in 2011 the lure of the Outer Hebrides was irresistible. Staying on a boat, a brigantine in full sail, swimming from island to island, north to south. I had to do it. A skins swimmer for three years I was a little nervous as recent summer swimming had been in...

Haste ye back - A week aboard the Lady of Avenel in the Outer Hebrides

Following months of anticipation I finally set off on the SwimTrek Outer Hebrides trip this August, having made an impulsive decision to book some 8 months earlier. I was full of both excitement and trepidation: excitement at the prospect of spending a week doing my favourite activity in my...

The Dart, holidays and swimming in the great outdoors

Holidays, swimming, the great outdoors and a sense of adventure. Too good to be true, I hear you say. Someone moans.. Insufficient time to organise it.. Someone quirks... Can't afford it.. For someone like me, I think... The perfect assortment of words that combine to make a terrific break...

From a Sunday morning watching the TV to 5 years of adventures and swimming

I hadn't even contemplated open water swimming until 2011 at the age of 48, I just saw it one Sunday morning on TV and thought that looks fun, I'd like to try it. The SwimTrek journey for me began in 2012 with the Gozo, Comino and Malta trip, the highlight being the swim from Malta to...

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,...

SwimTrek returns to the lake at Latitude Festival 2016

SwimTrek are heading back to the waters at Latitude Festival for a weekend of early morning adventure swims and coaching sessions. ADVENTURE SWIM For those looking for something even more enthralling, SwimTrek will be offering a chance to get a taste of adventure swimming. This escorted adventure...