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Posts Tagged: "hellespont"

Swim your way to health in 2020

We know that swimming is a great way to exercise. As a high impact, low intensity activity, it’s the first step for many starting out with a fitness journey and a great way to stay fit for those that just love being in the water! If you can weave swimming into your routine, it’s a fantastic way...

What’s your new year’s swim resolution?

With a new year comes a whole year of swimming opportunities to be had. Be they big or small, SwimTrek can certainly help you set and keep some great swim resolutions this year. Read on for some inspiration to get you in the water in 2020. Improve your stroke If you're still making your...

SwimTrek’s best combined trips

Our guests love the experience on our SwimTrek trips and we’re often asked about which trips can be combined. Whether you’re looking to spend more time in Greece, Turkey or even the UK, lots of our trips can be booked for back to back weeks so that you can extend your time with SwimTrek. We’ve...

SwimTrek Hellespont Medallists and Photo Diary 2019

2019 has been an incredible year for SwimTrek and the Hellespont. We took our largest ever contingent of swimmers of over 150 racers to cross the Dardanelles Strait and what a race it was! Congratulations to all our competitors, especially our 24 guests who placed in the top three of their age...

SwimTrekkers Triumph in Hellespont 2018

The Hellespont race is over for another year and what another incredible event we’ve had. With 75 SwimTrekkers representing 15 countries, this was truly an international affair. Our swimmers are a talented bunch though and many of our guests made the podium in respective age categories. Check out...

How I Overcame My Fear of Deep Water to Swim The Hellespont: Susie's Story

SwimTrekker Susie Whitfeld completed her crossing of the Hellespont in 2013 after a year of preparation that saw her overcome a fear of deeper open water. Here, in her own words, is her story of how she came to participate in this life-changing event. I immediately recognised the familiar writing...

2018 Declared year of Troia; How SwimTrek is Involved and You Can Be Too

The historical city of Troy grew famous as the setting for Homer’s epics Iliad and Odyssey. This area of the world has also been claimed as the cradle of Western civilization and the origin of European culture. This site has been the home of many battles and perhaps most famously known for the...

The History of the Hellespont; From Greek Mythology to the modern-day

The Hellespont has a long and varied history. Now known as the Dardanelles, its original name derives from a character of Greek Mythology Helle, who had a twin brother Phrixus. Their stepmother Ino tricked the villagers into believing that Phrixus was to be a human sacrifice, but the twins were...

Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim, Turkey

Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim Hellespont and Dardanelles: THE WORLD’S OLDEST SWIM. It’s been said that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve completed this historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey. From the challenge of the swim itself to the region...

Hellespont: What Our Guests Have to Say

‘Where else can you do an intercontinental swim and have such fun doing it?’ ‘This exceeded all expectations. Met some fantastic people from all over the world and thought the swim was truly memorable.’ 'Great moments are born from great opportunities' With testimonials like these, it’s...