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SwimTrek's top 5 tips for travelling in Crete

There’s more to Crete than just great swimming, so we’ve put together some of our top tips for making the most of a visit to Greece’s largest island. Take a hike While the swimming off the coast of Crete is excellent, the coastal walks you’ll find here offer a great experience too. Crete is on...

SwimTrek's kind of Blue Monday

Today, January 20th, is Blue Monday and reportedly the most depressing day of the year. However, we’re always thrilled by the prospect of a blue Monday and so to keep your spirits high, here’s some of our favourite destinations for enjoying the deep blue. Crete You’ll find such fantastic water...

From sofa to sea - how to start open water swimming

We love taking indoor swimmers to the open water and helping them to #escapethepool. Outside of the pool, you’ll find so much more to stimulate your senses and engage your mind with. By taking on some of our essential open water tips, we’ll take you from newbie to flying fish! Here’s our roundup...

Upgrade your swim scenery

It may only be the start of the year, but we’re already dreaming of the ways we can switch up our swim backdrops. As part of our mission to #escapethepool, one of our favourite ways to encourage others to take to the open water is to show them what you could swap your poolside tiles for with your...

Why you should swim in the open water

In our latest blog on how to #escapethepool, we’re looking at all the reasons why pool swimming just can’t beat the open seas, lakes and rivers you’ll find with open water swimming. If you need that push to break out of your usual swim spot, here’s our reasons why you should give open water...

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...

2019 Photos of the Year

We've loved receiving photos from guests and guides alike from our amazing locations around the world. To celebrate another great year of travelling the world through swimming, we've selected our 10 favourite photos from SwimTrek's travels for 2019. We hope they inspire your swimming...

How I balance guiding for SwimTrek alongside a full-time job

Our SwimTrek guides often have plenty of incredible experiences of their own and many of them balance their adventures guiding for SwimTrek with regular jobs in their home countries. From musicians and lecturers to psychologists and midwives, there’s no end to our guides talents. Read on to find...

A Year in the Life of a SwimTrek Guide - Simon Emm's 2019

In 2019, I was very lucky to have a busy summer season (in the northern hemisphere) working in Greece on the Ionian Explorer, the Tremiti Islands, Croatia on the Dalmatian Coast and Oman. Here’s a snapshot of my experience in each location to give you a flavour of a day in the life of a guide! ...

Guides Photo of the Month - November 2019

As the shoulder season ends and our most exotic trips start in all corners of the world, we have two impressive pictures from our guides enjoying the benefits of being near to the equator! Winner! Local guide Thanh took this sunny snap on our Lan Ha Bay - Vietnam trip, where you can see the...