SwimTrekkers come from all walks of life and parts of the world. In this feature, we've curated a selection of trips tailored for our US market, with swim-packed adventures from the North American wilderness to the more distant islands of Southeast Asia…
Just like our 2022: Seasonal Calendar these trips are set out across the calendar year and tailored for each season. There should be something for all swimmers in here, from the heady rush of an international race event to a more relaxing mixture of yoga and swimming on the volcanic coast of Indonesia.
LEAVING FROM JULY 2022
This is your chance to swim a freshwater wilderness spanned by the Churchill River System in Canada's Saskatchewan province. Our Canadian Wilderness adventure was brought in as a SwimTrek Pioneer trip for anyone looking to swim in places few have ever been before you!
Into Wild Waters
Canadian Wilderness 31 July '22 From £2,650
Explore the Canadian wilderness as you meander down the Churchill River System in Canada’s remote Saskatchewan province. Roam an unspoilt wilderness with clear and relatively warm freshwater swims - some in moving riffles and others across open lakes. Expect to meet an array of exciting wildlife, including: eagles, osprey, beavers, otters and pelicans...
Become a SwimTrek Pioneer in the unexplored freshwater of Canada's Churchill River System
Meet local indigenous Cree Elders and discover the ancient traditions of this region
Ride a float plane over the boreal forest, visit white sand beaches and witness the raw power of surging river rapids
LEAVING FROM AUGUST 2022
A Race To Remember
The Hellespont 28 August '22 From £710
The Hellespont and Dardanelles event is an iconic race - known as 'The World's Oldest Swim' due to its place in Greek mythology. Located close to dusty Trojan battlefields, this historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia places in a mass of proud Turkish swimmers. You won't forget the experience! It is an absolute must-do for open water swimmers from around the globe.
Bring the world's busiest shipping channel to a halt for one day and compete in the annual 'Victory Day' Hellespont swimming race at Canakkale, Turkey
Follow in the historical wakes of tragic hero Leander and poet Lord Byron, who imbued these waters with romance
Meet and swap stories with fellow open water swimmers from all over the world. Then relax and soak up the festivities of our popular post-race dinner/awards ceremony
LEAVING FROM SEPTEMBER 2022
Adventures In Bali
Based in the scenic village of Amed, our Bali adventures will introduce you to the volcanic north-eastern coast. Work with expert coaches and hone your technique in the 25-metre pool, learning from in-depth video analysis. Hang out at the world-class Blue Earth Village and discover the union of yoga and swimming. Then stretch out and roam freely in warm coral waters, where shipwrecks lie strewn in the murk.
Bali Escape 8 September '22 From £610
YogaSwim Bali 13 September '22 From £790
Introduction To Open Water, Bali 23 September '22 From £690
Open Water Development, Bali 29 September '22 From £690
Ready to take your open water swimming to the next level? Do it in style with a coaching camp on the north-eastern coast of Bali. Perfect your swim technique, develop your open water confidence and gain endurance on the high seas. We run a unique programme of pool sessions with qualified coaches and adventurous sea swims, safely escorted by boats and kayaks.
Take your open water skills to the next level with unforgettable swims along Bali's tropical Karangasem Coast
Combine your training in the coastal waters and Blue Earth Village pool, with video analysis and expert advice from seasoned SwimTrek guides
Leap into warm waters and thread your way over hard and soft coral structures, bustling with marine life
LEAVING FROM OCTOBER 2022
Palawan Paradise 9 October '22 From £2,490
The province of Palawan, in the western Philippines, spans over a thousand islands and seascapes to rival any other region of Southeast Asia. At its centre is the Bacuit Archipelago, which features around 45 sculptured limestone outcrops surrounded by clear aquamarine waters and idyllic reefs. The islands themselves plunge abruptly into the sea - explore sea cliffs, lagoons, sinkholes and multiple swim throughs. Here you’ll find some of the best swimming opportunities in Asia!
Explore the scattered islands and stunning seascapes of the Bacuit Archipelago, lying northwest of Palawan
Swim with a backdrop of limestone cliffs and karst formations, peering down at coral reefs
Relax in the stunning Miniloc Island Resort, offering luxurious waterfront accommodation on the beach
Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam 7 October '22 From £890
Baja Peninsula, Mexico 9 October '22 From £1,790
Big Island, Hawaii 15 October '22 From £2,390
British Virgin Islands 30 October '22 From £3,210
LEAVING FROM NOVEMBER 2022
Swim Among Shipwrecks
St Kitts & Nevis 14 October '22 From £1,290
Join us on a Caribbean short escape to the unspoilt islands of St Kitts and Nevis. With volcanic landscapes, clear waters and white sands, this tiny island nation offers endless opportunities to explore the local bays, beaches and coastal shipwrecks.
Dive into the clearest waters of the Caribbean and journey across shipwreck-scattered 'Narrows'
Relax after each swim in the natural volcanic hot springs of the western coast
Use your free time to climb Nevis Peak and marvel at panoramic views over the Leeward Islands
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With many coral atolls and well over a thousand palm-fringed islands - the Maldives are an open water swimmer's paradise. Swim under blue skies and feel the warm water as it washes and rolls over your shoulders. Then peer down at an array of coral and marine life, drawn to the edges of the Vaavu and South Malé atolls. This peaceful sanctuary will be your new home for eight days of swimming and cruising. From circumnavigations of local islands, to crossings between islets, you'll value every second spent in this stunning archipelago, which straddles the Equator.
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime swimming escape to the breathtaking atolls and pristine beaches of the Maldives
Swim some of the world's clearest waters and discover untouched reefs below the surface
Marvel at those little lives the Maldives are so famous for: sea turtles, eagle rays and twisting shoals of exotic fish
Here Be Dragons!
Finally, you won't want to miss this island-hopping adventure as we seek out the abundant marine life in and around Komodo National Park. This unique live-on-board swimming holiday represents SwimTrek at its pioneering best. Discover unforgettable swim routes at the heart of the Coral Triangle - home to six of the world’s seven marine turtles species, as well as 76% of the world’s coral reef species and 37% of the world’s coral fish species.
Join us in 2023 on an unmissable SwimTrek adventure at the heart of Indonesia's 'Coral Triangle'
Visit Komodo Island and come face-to-face with the eponymous Komodo Dragon in all its armoured glory
Relax onboard our stunning motor-yacht (called 'Oceanic') and hang out in comfortable rooms and large deck areas with like-minded swimmers
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