Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Posts Tagged: "race"

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...

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...

Burn Survivor: How I took on the Bosphorus Swim

Years after having an accident as a child that left her with 3rd degree burns, Sylvia decided enough was enough and began sharing her story of learning to love her body. She campaigns for acceptance and visibility of scars and skins conditions with her Love Disfigure movement. As part of her...

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...

SwimTrek Bosphorus Medallists and Photo Diary 2019

2019 saw us take 262 guests from 34 countries to the iconic Bosphorus Strait and swim the 6.5 kilometres from Asia to Europe! This year saw some incredible times from SwimTrek competitors across the board, with several of #teamswimtrek placing in their age categories and earning themselves some...

SwimTrek HQ take on the Defi de Monte Cristo and the Jersey France Swims! - A Photo Diary

Our head office staff are an incredibly passionate bunch who love to travel around the world finding their own open water swims to do on top of the trips they take with SwimTrek. June saw 4 of our staff taking on personal swimming challenges, one event in France and one swimming to France! ...

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...

Swimming’s A Family Affair: The Special Feeling of Completing the Bosphorus With Loved Ones

The Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim Race represents many things to many people, be it a chance to push physical limits by finishing as quickly as possible or by completing a mass participation event for the first time. Taking part in its 30th year, the 6.5km swim from Asia to Europe had its...

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...

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...