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Posts Tagged: "usa"

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...

Five Reasons to Head to Oregon Lakes With SwimTrek

Part of our new launches for 2018, the stunning Cascade Lakes – Oregon trip combines a multitude of fantastic lake swimming, beautiful scenery and the chance to hike the surround national forests. If your considering joining us on the Cascade Lakes trip and thinking about extending your trip, we’...

Arizona Canyons, North America

Arizona Canyons Discover some of the most breathtaking landscapes in North America with this truly unique swimming holiday amongst the rivers, lakes and canyons of Arizona’s stunning Salt River region. This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful trip with an action-packed itinerary which takes in the...

River Canyons, Arizona

Last year SwimTrek introduced trips in River Canyons, Arizona, USA. This is the first weeklong SwimTrek holiday in the conterminous USA. I have been particularly excited to help SwimTrek develop trips in the USA. Though world travel is very rewarding and exciting, there are plenty of excellent...

A fan writes in Arizona

I've had a long time hankering to see the desert, but, like 99.9% of you reading this I had one little problem: I have to swim when I'm warm or it's trouble all around. And voila! SwimTrek's canyons trip traversing three of the Salt River's dammed lakes in Tonto National...

SwimTrek Guides at US Masters Swimming Long Course National Championship in Gresham, Oregon

SwimTrek guides Marlys Cappaert and Mark Johnston visited Gresham, Oregon over the weekend to watch and compete in the 2016 United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Summer Nationals. Set in the stunning Pacific Northwest, Mt. Hood Community College boasts one of the fastest and most beautiful 50M...

SwimTrek attended the US Masters Swimming Spring Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina

SwimTrek attended the world class swimming facility in Greensboro which was full of speedy swimmers with nearly 2000 swimmers, representing 219 swim clubs for the US Masters Swimming (USMS) Spring Nationals in Greenboro, North Carolina. Our mission was to pique an interest in open water swimming...

SwimTrek headed to North America with a visit to the YMCA Master National Meet in Sarasota

SwimTrek attended the YMCA Master National Meet in Sarasota Florida this past weekend (April 15-17). This meet has been held annually since 1976, and this was the fourth time it was hosted by the Sarasota Shark Masters. There were nearly 500 swimmers at the meet from 52 different teams across the...

Alcatraz - The 1,000th Crossing

Gary Emich is an accomplished and well-travelled open water swimmer and is a regular guide for SwimTrek. What makes Gary truly unique, is his obsession with Alcatraz. Not only does Gary already hold the record for the greatest number of Alcatraz Island swims. He is also about to embark on his...

Swims to add to your open water swimming wish list, Alcatraz

Alcatraz. The distance may ‘only’ be 1.5 miles and thousands of people have successfully completed it, but this swim shouldn’t be underestimated. For prisoners incarcerated on this rocky outcrop, escaping once would have been enough. However, Garry Emich, from San Francisco, is planning to become...