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Posts Tagged: "guides"

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,...

Winners of The Queen's Award!

SwimTrek Wins The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017! SwimTrek is delighted to announce that we have been honoured as a recipient of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017. We have been awarded the honour in the category for innovation, recognising the pioneering aspect of the...

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...

Discovering the Crete Discovery

The journey I took to Porto Loutro last August was a little bit long winded compared to the route most people take. I was on a mission to collect the SwimTrek equipment from Paleochora. I took a long and windy bus journey into this familiar little town where we run our Crete Escape trip. Lucky...

SwimTrek win Silver for 'Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company' at the British Travel Awards!

We're delighted to announce that SwimTrek has won Silver in the Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company category at the British Travel Awards. It’s an honour to be recognised as one of the best specialist tour operators in the industry. British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes...

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....

SwimTrek Guides at US Masters Swimming Long Course National Championship in Gresham, Oregon

SwimTrek guides Marlys Cappaert and Mark Johnston visited Gresham, Oregon over the weekend to watch and compete in the 2016 United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Summer Nationals. Set in the stunning Pacific Northwest, Mt. Hood Community College boasts one of the fastest and most beautiful 50M...

SwimTrek nominated for 'Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company' at the British Travel Awards!

We're excited to announce that SwimTrek have been nominated for Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards. The awards are considered the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the travel industry. Simon Murie, SwimTrek founder,...

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...

On Being a Guest: Swimming (not guiding!) in the Sea of Cortez

Throughout my seasons of guiding, many guests have looked enviously at my job. They are on holiday from their own jobs and imagine that being a guide must be like being on holiday, too. Not quite, though admittedly there are some fantastic perks to being a guide. Having just finished a season of...