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Posts Tagged: "community"

A SwimTrek Guide's Packing Essentials For Trips: Elodie De Rover

Packing to go anywhere is always difficult. What exactly do I need? How many of each thing should I bring? Will it all fit? Will the security officer checking my carry-on judge my book and snack choices? Is that enough of a reason to not let me through? Without tooting my own horn too much, I...

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...

My Cozzies and I – Why I Sew My Own Swimming Costumes

You may have come across the occasional talented person who can sew their own clothes, but sewing a swimming costume may seem a DIY job that is a step too far for many. After getting introduced to the open water by a sewing student, professional sewing teacher Amanda combined her creative skills...

Why I return to SwimTrek

My SwimTrek journey began in Majorca in 2012, on the Introduction to Open Water trip. I joined 10 other novice open water swimmers, 9 ladies and one lucky chap! We all had different reasons for being there but all of us were new to sea swimming. My incentive to go on this trip had been a...

The Swimming Artist

Swimming provides so much for so many; a source of inspiration, a challenge to take on, or form of solace. Here SwimTrekker Jane recounts how her time aboard the Lady of Avenel heightened her experience of a swimming holiday and allowed her to also indulge in her other hobbies of drawing. She...

Meet the SwimTrekker, Dr Nick Murch

Our SwimTrek guests have accomplished some incredible feats and our featured SwimTrekker this week is no exception. Dr Nick Murch is a highly experienced open water swimmer that balances his passion for swimming alongside a full time role as a consultant in acute medicine at the Royal Free...

Meet the SwimTrekker, Andy E

Meet SwimTrekker Andy, an avid open water fan from Dallas, Texas. Swimming has been a large part of Andy's life and having competed in the pool and open water from a young age, this passion has led him to meeting other swimmers from all over the world. Andy first joined us in the Cyclades in...

Meet the SwimTrekker: Jen I

This weeks 'Meet the SwimTrekker' is Jen from Tucson, Arizona, a open water fanatic who loves to combine her passion for swimming with world travel. With several SwimTreks already under her belt, she's on the lookout for her next great swim. Read on for her account of her years as a...

Meet the SwimTrekker, Angela M

Welcome readers to our new blog feature 'Meet the SwimTrekker', a place to showcase the fans who make SwimTrek what is. From long-time lovers of the open water to the recently hooked, we're getting to know some of our most passionate fans and what brought them to the open water....

Why I Travel with SwimTrek Solo

With so many amazing locations to visit, we can see why our total number of guests are higher than ever before! But what to do if your dates don’t work with friends, or don’t have anyone to travel with? Many of our guests arrive as solo travellers, but after a SwimTrek tour, they leave with a...