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Posts Tagged: "swimming lesson"

Jumping into the discomfort zone

As a child I hated swimming – I couldn’t seem to swim without swallowing half the pool and I remember my Dad finding me crying as I didn’t want to go to my lessons anymore. That coupled with a very sporty secondary school meant that I viewed myself as rubbish at all sport. When I hit my thirties,...

From Joanne the Fearful to Joanne the Conqueror: My Introduction to Open Water Swimming

The sea, and water in general, have been something I have feared for most of my life. One of my earliest memories is of being frightened of the sea and what it holds beneath the surface. To me, the ocean was something to avoid, to fear and to mistrust. It was too deep, too vast, too unknown - too...

Prepare for BEST Fest on a SwimTrek Training Camp

As we reach the end of the summer, you may be thinking about what swim challenges you’d like to take on next year. Now that we’ve launched our range of coaching trips for 2020, there’s plenty of options to help you prepare for your next swimming event. We can help you train whatever swimming...

How to improve your swimming technique for triathlons

Looking to step up your swimming leg of your triathlon? Here’s our key points to help take your swimming to the next level. Learn to breathe bilaterally Being able to breathe on both sides of your stroke will open up not only the ability to take in what is happening around you, but also can...

How to swim around Europe on a limited time frame

The swimming adventures in Europe are endless, and we know that you can often find yourself short of time but still longing for a taste of the open water swimming life. Here’s 6 top short escape locations that make for a perfect swimming break on a tight schedule. Slovenia (featuring our Lake...

How to prepare for an open water swimming holiday

So, you’ve taken the leap and booked your swimming holiday, congratulations! But what is the best way to prepare for it? Are there certain skills I need or specific things I need to accomplish before I go? Will I need to undertake specialist training? Let us ease any worries you may have with a...

The Ultimate SwimTrek Coaching Camp Guide: Which Distance Training Camp for Me?

Not sure which swimming coaching camp is right for you? We’ve gathered in one place all the information you need to know about our distance coaching camps. You may have some long-distance swim goals you’d like to achieve, but which camp will best help you get there? So, whether your focus is on...

How to Travel the World Through Swimming

Our guests are a constant source of inspiration for us and when we received a thought provoking testimonial reading 'SwimTrek empowered me to travel by swimming,' this inspired us to think of the range of possibilities of travel that SwimTrek can facilitate for you. We believe our trips...

Handling High Winds is a Breeze, What Our Resourceful Guides Do When Bad Weather Strikes

Senior Guide Marlys has spent several years exploring and swimming the world with SwimTrek. On her first visit to the Sporades islands, she recounts a particularly memorable week making the best out of challenging weather conditions. Alonissos is a beautiful Greek island. It was my first visit to...

Freestyle Breathing with SwimTrek

Swimming is one of the most popular physical activities in the UK with many swimmers regularly using a swimming pool or local open water spots. A good technique is vital to see improvements in your swimming. Unlike many other sports where regular practice guarantees progression, swimming relies...