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Posts Tagged: "distance swim"

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...

Sink or Swim - Ginny's story of swimming to Mongolia

After a lifechanging family illness, SwimTrekker Ginny found her solace in the water. Along with her sister-in-law Saf, they took on the Mongol Rally challenge in summer 2019. Here's how she wove her love in swimming into her trip! In July 2013 my partner was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer....

What swimming goals will you achieve in 2019?

A new year is upon us and with it comes a year of potential. Potential personal challenges to achieve and bucket list destinations to tick off. Potential new fitness goals to reach. Potential new swimming friends to make from all over the world. We can’t wait to take you on these incredible...

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...

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...

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...

Swim For Haiti

Tracee and Duke share their incredible memories of Haiti's 2017 Charity Swim: We are really happy that we took the route of working through SwimTrek for our first "Swim for Haiti" event. You get to experience the event like any other entrant, but you have the added benefit of all...

Khor blimey

As one of the SwimTrek guides, I’ve been to some incredible locations and have spent much of my time watching swimmers, sometimes leading to a shortage of my own swimming. Although many guides have some serious credentials many like myself are pretty comfortable paddling reasonable distances in...

SwimTrek Sea Lions Swim the English Channel

WE DID IT! The SwimTrek Sea Lions swam the channel. On Tuesday 13th September 2016, 6 of us (made up of 5 members of SwimTrek HQ and a friend) started our journey across the channel with one goal in mind – getting to the shores of France no matter what. This idea came about when a few of the...

SwimTrek will be at Big Shoulders 2016

We are excited to announce that SwimTrek are a new partner of the 2016 Big Shoulders Swim. The Big Shoulders Swim is: "a Lake Michigan-size test of guts, determination and fortitude amidst the chilly, windswept waves. Like all the best races in the world, Big Shoulders started with an...