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Freezing 15: Bucket List For Ice Swimmers

Of all the bucket lists doing the rounds out there, this surely has to be one of the most obscure. These aren’t your steamy infinity pool haunts or crowded natural wonders – these are places that offer the ideal conditions for Ice Swimmers and chasers of Ice Kms (one km in water under 5C without...

Guide Interview: Anna-Carin Nordin

In November 2020 we chatted with Swedish Oceans Seven swimmer and veteran SwimTrek Guide, Anna-Carin Nordin... Anna has been swimming her entire life. She started out in a pool-based club at just 6 years old and has rarely strayed far from the water ever since. Her longest stints without swimming...

Life Aquatic: What To Expect On A Liveaboard

Always be close to the water: that’s one way to ensure you get the most from your SwimTrek adventure! Liveaboard trips keep you within leaping distance of the big blue at all times. With a selection of beautiful vessels, moored and ready in locations around the world, you can enjoy unique...

Greece: Location Spotlight

Mythical Ruins & Treasure-strewn Seas Greece is a jewel of ancient history, and a land closely intertwined with the sea. Its sun-washed ruins perched on chalky coastlines, clear blue waters ruffled by dolphins and turtles, sand-ringed islands with pristine harbours and tiered cities vibrant...

10 Waters That Will Give You Chills

Halloween had us asking ourselves – where are the world’s scariest waters? Haunted pools. Predator-roamed coastlines. Current-filled sinkholes. Where in the world isn’t it safe to swim? And what do conditions have to be like to put off the hardiest of open water enthusiasts? At the same time, we...

Tried & Tested: Swim Watch Buyer’s Guide

3 top brands. 3 leading models. All certified by the SwimTrek tribe... We wanted to know which swim watch faired best for pool and open water training, and we opted to enlist the support of our SwimTrek community. We found that 3 brands were mentioned more than any others: Garmin, SUUNTO and...

An Introduction to Cold Water

Cold water is addictive. Once you catch the bug, warm chlorine won’t ever feel the same again… We hear endless stories about the transformative power of cold water. It gives us ways to escape bouts of depression, strengthen the immune system, encourage creativity, improve circulation and even to...

Find Your Fit: SwimTrek's Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide

We’re often asked about the Perfect Swimmer's Wetsuit – an all-purpose armour to avoid chafing and stroke restriction, which is thin and flexible, but still retains heat. The truth is, wetsuits are made for all conditions, temperatures and seasons. And so, while you won’t find a single suit...

Top 10 Swim Adventure Books

Many different styles of outdoor swimming have evolved over the years, and for each one there's a different kind of storyteller... Roger Deakin’s Waterlog set the benchmark for books about swimming in nature - a man with a giddy, rebellious streak, who escaped to country spots across the UK...

SwimTrek: 10 Trips With Wildlife

Animal encounters are the stuff of swimming legends: Lynne Cox shared a training swim with a grey whale calf. Adam Walker swam shark-infested waters guarded by a pod of dolphins. Ross Edgley bumped into a basking shark during his Great British Swim… So, we thought it was time to look at a few ...