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Posts Tagged: "race"

Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim, Caribbean

Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim The Caribbean Islands of St Kitts and Nevis are the perfect location for an Easter getaway. Over the week explore the coastline of both islands and take part in the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel swim race.

Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, Turkey

Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim Take part in one of the most iconic open water swimming events in the world as SwimTrek offers pre-registration for the 2018 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim. Complete the crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for...

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...

Hellespont: The 'World's Oldest Swim'

So, you’re a budding open water swimmer. You’ve perhaps completed a couple of SwimTrek holidays or race events, have built your confidence in the water and are looking to go to the next level for your next open water challenge. Then consider the Hellespont Swim Race; where you’ll battle the...

Hellespont 2017

SwimTrekker Robin Fry shares his experience of preparing for and completing the Hellespont Swim along with his top tips. JG Ballard described Charles Sprawson’s seminal 1993 book on swimming, Haunts of the Black Masseur, as “an exhilarating plunge into the deepest pools inside our heads”. And for...

Why did the Irishman swim the Dardanelles?

You will have to read a bit further to get the answer to that question. I was first attracted to the Hellespont swim a number of years ago. The reasons were many – the story of Leander swimming every night to visit his beloved Hero, the first successful attempt to swim it by Lord Bryon in 1810,...

SwimTrek will be at Big Shoulders 2016

We are excited to announce that SwimTrek are a new partner of the 2016 Big Shoulders Swim. The Big Shoulders Swim is: "a Lake Michigan-size test of guts, determination and fortitude amidst the chilly, windswept waves. Like all the best races in the world, Big Shoulders started with an...

The Bosphorus: My story of swimming from Asia to Europe.

Eventually all middle-aged men hit "peak triathlon" so towards the end of 2015 I resolved to freshen things up for 2016 by focusing on single discipline events (with the emphasis on "events" rather than races). Swimming wise this meant some coaching to improve my plodding...

Top tips for a successful swim race

Since the early years of SwimTrek we’ve been taking swimmers from across the globe to participate in the iconic Hellespont and Dardanelles. For 2016 we’ve expanded our swim race offer with additions to our calendar including the ever popular Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, poetic Coppa Byron...