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Posts Tagged: "community"

10 Inspirational Female Long Distance Open Water Swimmers

With recent sporting events of the last few years seeing an insurgence of women achieving incredible feats, the profile of women in sport seems to be on a continuous upwards rise. In open water swimming, and particularly long distance, this a sport where women have stepped up to rival the...

5 Reasons We Love Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming is the gift that just keeps on giving. From major health benefits to expanding your social circle, here's 5 reasons why we love open water swimming!

My experience being a SwimTrek guide

We caught up with Saorise Mcgrath who is currently guiding on the Greek Cyclades trip, we asked her some questions on what it is like to be guiding for SwimTrek. 1. What do you like best about being a guide? I enjoy interacting with people and being part of their SwimTrek adventure. Every week,...

Introducing SwimTrek's New Slogan...

SWIM · EXPLORE · DISCOVER Three simple words that perfectly capture what SwimTrek is all about. Three words that represent the excitement, the adventure and the sense of achievement of a SwimTrek holiday. Three words that define each and every SwimTrekker; that describe who we are, what we do and...

A fan writes in Arizona

I've had a long time hankering to see the desert, but, like 99.9% of you reading this I had one little problem: I have to swim when I'm warm or it's trouble all around. And voila! SwimTrek's canyons trip traversing three of the Salt River's dammed lakes in Tonto National...

Togetherness, spirit and passion - New friendships in the Cyclades

We were strangers from all parts of the world – Australia (East and West), Belgium, England, Wales, and the US – circled around a glass coffee table overlooking the Aegean Sea that never ended on Schinoussa Island. I can be quite shy meeting someone for the first time, and it takes me awhile to...

It's all Greek for me

“Kalimera! Good morning swimmers.” “Today we are…….” spoiled for choice. “Work it, work it, work it!?” If that confuses you, you haven’t met Akis. If you haven’t met Akis you haven’t been on the Cyclades SwimTrek: the original SwimTrek and worthy of all that followed it. You haven’t boarded the...

Swim to Protect your Seas, Shores and Marine Wildlife

SwimTrek and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) are set to team up again in 2016 to bring you the Big Sea Swim from the beautiful setting of Eastbourne beach. The event has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2012 and last year over 100 swimmers took to the sea to raise funds...

Where We Love to Swim

Open water swimming means something slightly different to everyone, it can be the thrill of finding a new spot, the challenges and freedom it gives or an great experience you can enjoy with friends. One thing we really enjoy is hearing the different stories from the person we meet in the open...

Popular Swimming Books, Swimming Book Reviews from SwimTrek

Waterlog - A Swimmer’s Journey Through Britain Roger Deakin, Chatto & Windus, 0-7011-6652-5     Inspired by John Cheever’s “The Swimmer” Roger Deakin sets off on a swimming tour of the British Isles.   From the Scilly Isles...