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Posts Tagged: "kit"

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...

The Great SwimTrek 2019 Smartwatch Test

Smartwatches can be a huge asset when training both in the pool and the open water. But with so many on the market to choose from, and with a huge variation in pricing, the decision as to which is the best for you can be a little daunting. We’ve put together reviews from SwimTrek HQ staff who own...

My Cozzies and I – Why I Sew My Own Swimming Costumes

You may have come across the occasional talented person who can sew their own clothes, but sewing a swimming costume may seem a DIY job that is a step too far for many. After getting introduced to the open water by a sewing student, professional sewing teacher Amanda combined her creative skills...

SwimTrek’s guide to capturing the best underwater swim photography

When you're out on a trip swimming to your hearts content, taking photos as you go on your adventures is a great way to remember all the fun you've had. The water holds a huge draw to all us swimmers, delighting and surprising us constantly, so it only seems fitting to make these the...

What to pack for your swimming holiday

So, you’ve taken the plunge and booked and confirmed your swimming holiday! Hooray! Now to think about what you’ll need to bring with you… But packing doesn’t need to be the boring old cliché of the past. We love the excitement that comes with planning for our next trip and packing is the final...

Taking a great underwater photo

What better way to remember your SwimTrek experience than by shooting some good photos. I don’t have any photography skills but with lots of trial and error with underwater photography, and listening other swimmers, I have managed to get a few nice underwater shots. Here are some suggestions if...

SwimTrek and KitBrix launch a new special edition SwimBrix bag

We are very happy to partner with KitBrix to bring you a SwimTrek branded SwimBrix which has been designed, like all the other KitBrix range, to fit all the required kit you need for a individual training at the pool, lake or in the sea, a team weekend away or for competition day. In your...

SwimTrek Team - My Favourite Goggles

We've been comparing goggles at SwimTrek Towers, and no surprise we all have different views. One size doesn't fit all so we asked Simon, Kate, Yves and Laura C at SwimTrek HQ what goggles they wear and why they like them. Simon – Founder of SwimTrek and Wearer of Cressi Planet (…at the...

Product Review: Garmin Swim, PoolMateHR & the PoolMate

SwimTrek operations assistant Laura Sajnog headed to the pool over the winter to test three lap counting watches, the Garmin Swim, Pool Mate HR and Pool Mate. Read the SwimTrek review here. Garmin Swim (RRP 129.99) The Garmin swim offers distance, pace, stroke count and stroke ID. As well as...

Product Review: Garmin Forerunner 910XT and Finis Hydro Tracker

SwimTrek guide Ricky Andrews took a dip in Brighton Sea to test two GPS devices aimed at the swimming and open water market, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT and the Finis Hydro Tracker. Read the SwimTrek review here. Garmin Forerunner 910XT (RRP 329.99) Garmin are well established in providing...