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Posts Tagged: "guides"

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...

Sian and Telly's Baltic Adventure

From field notes to photos, adventures can be recorded in many ways to aid the stories you share on your return. Guides Sian and Telly share just some of their memories and highlights guiding the Baltic Lakes trips in Lithuania with this field note style blog post. Food Lithuania, not expected to...

Sunburnt Bums and Lips

How to make the most of your SwimTrek holiday, a guides perspective. A large quota of job satisfaction comes with the role of being a SwimTrek guide. Every trip is full of moments where we see swimmers smile, achieve and relax. Keep these points in mind to get the most out of you holiday. •...

A Guides Day Off in Croatia, by SwimTrek Guide Bronwen

I've just spent the morning swimming around Prvic Luka. There's an energy, or rather a peace that radiates from the island. No cars create a totally different pace of life here. It filters into the surrounding waters, my strokes become slower and the meditation begins. As I pause to...

SwimTrek Guide Trish Reaches 50 Trips!

Trish has just celebrated her 50th SwimTrek trip. Here she recalls some memories and happy times she has enjoyed during the last 50 trips; 50.Parasailing in Kas and getting a bird’s eye view of the Turkey SwimTrek swims. 49.Stand up paddling boarding to Porto Colom between LDT trips. 48.American...

SwimTrek Guide Ricky talks about his love of Greece

I am now about to start my third season with SwimTrek and out of all the locations I have worked; Greece always remains one I am extremely fond of. It has a beautiful landscape decorated with stunning traditional buildings, welcoming locals and of course outstanding water and what better way...

SwimTrek Coach, Dan Abel on the importance of pre-season training

Swimming faster, something we all want to do right? And often this is one of the hardest things to achieve. Your swim performance has three main foundations; your technique; your fitness and your open water skills. The more proficient you are at all three the faster you will swim.Swim technique...

Meet Marco our Boat Pilot | Sardinia Swimming Holiday

SwimTrek’s Maddalena (Sardinia) pilot is Marco Piras who is a native of Maddalena and has been living on the island his whole life. His family have been fisherman for generations and as a child he used to go out with his father whenever he wasn’t at school. Marco has been SwimTrek’s pilot in...

Simon Murie Nominated in the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Awards

Openwatersource.com is launching the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Awards to honour the people who best embody the spirit of open water swimming. We are thrilled to announce that our very own Simon Murie has been nominated for his involvement with SwimTrek and as part of the team that organised...

RECYCLING AN OLD DEBATE: SHORT, FAST STROKES vs LONG, GLIDING STROKES

By Kevin Koskella New developments in freestyle swimming stroke technique come about every few years or so. With new technology we are starting to figure out the most minute details of someone's stroke that could be holding them back. In competitive pool swimming, the devil is in the details....