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Posts Tagged: "guides"

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...

Swimming around the Caribbean: Ben visits BVI and St Kitts

On top of putting together some great trips for our group bookings, Group Sales Manager Ben also gets to head out to location once in a while as he is one of our fully trained guides! In March 2019, he led a group of guests swimming around the St Kitts and Nevis sister islands. After his time in...

SwimTrek goes for gold in the British Travel Awards!

SwimTrek has been nominated for a British Travel Award and we need your help to win gold! We are thrilled to have been nominated for the third successive year in a row, and with two silver medals already won, this year we are looking to go even better and take home the top prize! To vote for us...

SwimTrek Guide Telly Maukonen completes the Lake Zurich Swim

After several years without a 'big swim' Senior SwimTrek Guide Telly took on the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim in Switzerland in August 2019, a 26km around Lake Zurich. Here she takes us through all the emotions she felt on the day and all of the aspects that made the swim so special for her!...

SwimTrek Guides Training 2019 Photo Diary

Every May, SwimTrek holds its annual Guides Training weekend and 2019's edition was our biggest and most ambitious to date. With 33 guides both new and old joining us in Brighton over 5 days, the SwimTrek Operations team delivered their specialist programme to produce the best possible guides...

Guides Photo of the Month - January 2019

Happy New Year to you all! This month, we're throwing it back to some of the fun we had on swimming holidays last summer, as well as looking ahead to the future as we welcome new arrivals for our guiding family. Check out our favourite submissions for photo of the month below. Winner! ...

Handling High Winds is a Breeze, What Our Resourceful Guides Do When Bad Weather Strikes

Senior Guide Marlys has spent several years exploring and swimming the world with SwimTrek. On her first visit to the Sporades islands, she recounts a particularly memorable week making the best out of challenging weather conditions. Alonissos is a beautiful Greek island. It was my first visit to...

SwimTrek Receives its Third Consecutive British Travel Awards Nomination

SwimTrek is happy to announce its third successive nomination for the British Travel Awards. Its 2018 nomination in the Best Activity/Sports Company is a recognition of SwimTrek’s continuous hard work in the industry and the great satisfaction our guests have with our services. The British Travel...

Queens Award Seafront Reception

Back in April SwimTrek were delighted to publicly announce that we have been honoured as a recipient of the Queens Award for Innovation. The Innovation Award was made in recognition of our pioneering development in the provision of open water swimming opportunities not just in the UK but...

Guiding in Greek Sporades

The Greek Sporades is such a unique trip in so many ways. The location itself is slightly off the beaten track and away from the typical Greek holiday locations. The port of Patritri on Alonissos is incredibly beautiful especially during the many renowned Greek sunsets. However, the Old Town of...