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Posts Tagged: "trip spotlight"

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,...

What’s your new year’s swim resolution?

With a new year comes a whole year of swimming opportunities to be had. Be they big or small, SwimTrek can certainly help you set and keep some great swim resolutions this year. Read on for some inspiration to get you in the water in 2020. Improve your stroke If you're still making your...

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...

SwimTrek celebrates 10 years of running Lycian Way Turkey trips

We love finding swimming destinations that stand the test of time, so we were thrilled to reach our 10-year milestone of running our Lycian Way trips in Turkey with our boat pilot Mustafa and his family! This beautiful trip set in southern Turkey has been running in it’s current format since 2010...

A unique swimming holiday in Oman - our guests and staff's experiences

Oman is one of our more unusual swimming holidays, offering up the chance to swim in the fjord like khors of the Musandam Peninsula and enjoying the company of a variety of sea life along the way. With an incredible swim backdrop, this trip will see you exploring in depth the Khor Ash Sham and...

Discovering open water swimming in Slovenia

Earlier this summer, photographer and nature lover Katherine joined us on our Lake Bled and the Slovenian Alps trip. Though she loves the open water, she was not used to covering longer swim distances, but combined with reassurance from our guides and a fantastic backdrop to enjoy it all in, she...

Swimming around the Caribbean: Ben visits BVI and St Kitts

On top of putting together some great trips for our group bookings, Group Sales Manager Ben also gets to head out to location once in a while as he is one of our fully trained guides! In March 2019, he led a group of guests swimming around the St Kitts and Nevis sister islands. After his time in...

Why this lesser known Croatian island should be your next swimming destination

Croatia is a swimmer’s paradise with temperate waters, stunning natural sights and a laid-back vibe. The charming island of Ugljan is no exception to this; a perfectly placed island that enjoys many great swim spots in its own bays and coastlines as well as in its neighbouring isles, together...

6 reasons to swim in Slovenia

Think of Slovenia, and images of pristine lakes, charming alpine villages and of course the iconic Lake Bled come to mind. A swimming holiday then seems a perfect way to enjoy Slovenia’s natural beauty. This central European country is a hive for exciting swimming opportunities, read on to find...

Why the Greek Sporades should be your next swimming adventure

Looking for your next great swimming escape? Love remote destinations, plenty of islands to explore and a thriving local ecosystem? Then say hello to the Greek Sporades, our northernmost Greek island getaway, perfect for a week-long swimming adventure taking in the best of remote Grecian charm....