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Posts Tagged: "simon"

Swimming to Bali

SwimTrek founder Simon announced some big news at the end of Spring with his plans to move to Indonesia for a year to help grow the SwimTrek brand in Asia and beyond. Here he put together his thoughts before setting off on his journey. The weather is just beginning to warm up in the UK but I’m...

When one (swimming) door closes, another one opens…

SwimTrek founder Simon is always on the lookout for his next swimming adventure, despite the fact there may be obstacles in his way. So when a planned swim failed to come fruition, he gathered his friends and made an equally impressive swim crossing a reality! I have a confession to make. I’ve...

'They cut the pool directly out of the frozen river!'

SwimTrek has just returned from the 8th Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido this weekend and it certainly did not disappoint! Great costumes, over 750 swimmers and of course the chance to meet so many SwimTrekkers in person. The SwimTrek HQ team also put out two relay teams, of...

Ahead Of The Times - 2017 Travel Trends

As the founder of SwimTrek, the world’s original open water swimming holiday company, I have spent the best part of the past two decades in search of the most fascinating swimming locations anywhere on the planet. From destinations that were close to home in Britain’s Lake District and Scotland...

SwimTrek Sea Lions Swim the English Channel

WE DID IT! The SwimTrek Sea Lions swam the channel. On Tuesday 13th September 2016, 6 of us (made up of 5 members of SwimTrek HQ and a friend) started our journey across the channel with one goal in mind – getting to the shores of France no matter what. This idea came about when a few of the...

Autumn and Winter Swimspiration with Simon

Only a week ago in the Northern Hemisphere we officially entered Autumn with the passing of the Autumnal Equinox, which happens when the plane of the Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the sun. Now that the nights are getting longer than the days, open water temperatures start dropping....

Safety checklist for open water swimming and dipping

With summer officially here and the waters warming in the UK, more people will be heading to lakes, rivers and the coast to take a dip or open water swim. We want everyone to have fun and of course experience the beauty of open water swimming and dipping, but want to encourage you all to do it...

A look back over the past 13 years of SwimTrek

Looking back to 2003, SwimTrek’s first year, brings me a mix of misty eyed sentimentality and pride in what we managed to achieve in that inaugural year. It all kicked off in July of that year, when we ran our first ever trip to the Greek Cyclades. Our first base was the small island of Antiparos...

Our first SwimTrek Night in London

As the sun set on London on Wednesday 3rd February, SwimTrek held it's first social and talk evening at The Brockwell Lido Cafe, London. With drinks in hand, seasoned and new SwimTrekkers settled into their chairs as Kevin Murphy AKA 'King of the Channel' kicked off the evening with...

Join us on Google Hangouts for a Q&A with SwimTrek Founder, Simon Murie.

Join us on Google Hangouts for a Q&A with SwimTrek Founder, Simon Murie. As well as answering questions about SwimTrek trips we're sure he'll be sharing tales of open water swimming in some of the world's best destinations. So if you are wondering where to go next or have that...