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Posts Tagged: "distance swim"

Thursday in Croatia: Fantastic Crossings

Cracker day for our last big swim day! On the boat by 8.45am and off we went into the smoothest of seas to date. A 40 minute ride took us around to the other side of Otok Zmajan. Crystal clear water, as smooth as glass, had everyone rearing to go. Trish gave the team a few sighting tips and the...

From Croatia to the Galway Bay Swim and everything in between.

My first SwimTrek experience came in 2014, I had a vague recollection of a work colleague telling me about a holiday she had in Greece where you swam from island to island, this type of holiday always appealed to me and the idea stayed with me until about 10 years later when I was finally in a...

A Birthday Swim.

A while back SwimTrek asked on Facebook “who goes swimming on their Birthday?” fast forwarding a few months and our guide Bronwen got in touch about how she celebrated her Birthday. Rather than indulging in a few beers and a curry, Bronwen took on a solo swim of the Rottnest Channel following her...

The Corsican Connection

SwimTrek founder Simon Murie is a regular feature in the H2Open Magazine, introducing readers to iconic swims from around the world. This month Simon writes of how he tackled the relatively untried Mediterranean crossing from Corsica to Sardinia. Read the H2Open article here: The Corsican...

Patrick Smith's Experience on the Long Distance Training Trip in Mallorca

This week I’ve been on a SwimTrek trip to Mallorca that involved about 14 hours and just over 36.5km of swimming. It was hard work, but probably the most gratifying thing was that it wasn’t that hard. This is what we all came for: the six-hour swim certificate. The trip is SwimTrek’s Long...

Make Me Dizzy

Simon Murie is a regular feature in the H2Open Magazine introducing readers to iconic swims and the October/November issue is no different as Simon leads us to the Gulf of Corryvreckan. The iconic swim crosses the waters that is home to the Worlds third largest whirlpool. Read Simons Make me...

Dive Into Your Next Swim Challenge

One of the toughest physical challenges in the world is the English Channel swim. For many swimmers to commit to a solo swim is beyond their grasp, but an alternative exists. You could also be joining a select few by taking part in a channel relay swim With the 2013 Channel swim season well...

Richard Williams Successfully Completes the Corryvreckan 3 Way Swim

I've enjoyed swimming for the past forty years starting off in the learner pool at the local Swimming Pool to a successful competitive swimming career. At the age 15, I was selected to represent the England Youth Team, then later the England Senior Team and then Great Britain full...

Alcatraz - The 1,000th Crossing

Gary Emich is an accomplished and well-travelled open water swimmer and is a regular guide for SwimTrek. What makes Gary truly unique, is his obsession with Alcatraz. Not only does Gary already hold the record for the greatest number of Alcatraz Island swims. He is also about to embark on his...

A TALE OF TWO SWIMMERS

In his regular column with H2Open magazine, SwimTrek’s Simon Murie highlights swims to add to your wish list. This month, Albania to Corfu. For years, Albania was one of the world's most closed-off and strictly controlled countries. It was left with no friends at all after shunning both the...