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Posts Tagged: "guides"

Ice Rescue With The Canadian Rangers

I've recently joined the Canadian Rangers, which is a reserve military presence in various isolated and remote communities throughout Canada. We're primarily involved in such things as remote military training exercises (wilderness survival and first aid), search and rescue, and volunteer...

Autumn and Winter Swimspiration with Simon

Only a week ago in the Northern Hemisphere we officially entered Autumn with the passing of the Autumnal Equinox, which happens when the plane of the Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the sun. Now that the nights are getting longer than the days, open water temperatures start dropping....

Safety checklist for open water swimming and dipping

With summer officially here and the waters warming in the UK, more people will be heading to lakes, rivers and the coast to take a dip or open water swim. We want everyone to have fun and of course experience the beauty of open water swimming and dipping, but want to encourage you all to do it...

Our Top Picks for 2016

With 2016 now in full swing, it's time to start thinking about where to go swimming this year. To help you along the way, here are our top picks for 2016; Early Season Escape | British Virgin Islands What better way to start your year than with sun-blushed swims in the Caribbean. On this...

A look back at my first season of guiding.

As a new guide, I had the usual new job nerves heightened by temporarily relocating to Greece, a country I'd never been to before. With excitement far-outweighing nerves I traveled first to Brighton to meet the SwimTrek team before heading to Alonissos, the little Island of the Sporades which...