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Is Your Sunscreen Sea Friendly?

We all want to limit the impact we have on the animals we swim with, and their habitats. It isn't always obvious what course of action we can take. When it comes to choosing products, what should we look for? Are there brands we should trust before others? In this blog, we focus on picking...

A-Z of Mythical Sea Monsters

Sea Monster (noun): Water denizens, both real and fictional, of appropriate size, unique appearance and mystique to inspire awe and terror. Here be monsters! Join us as we get to know those spooky water denizens, both real and fictional, who've happily haunted human imaginations for the past...

Vindication Swim: Kirsten Callaghan Interview

Brighton-based SwimTrek HQ caught wind of this exciting independent film project - Vindication Swim. And we reached out to lead actress Kirsten Callaghan to find out more about her portrayal of the first female British swimmer to cross the English Channel... Production on Vindication Swim is set...

Against The Tides: Beth French Interview

The Oceans Seven is one of the toughest challenges an open water swimmer could ever face. Seven gruelling crossings around the world. Each with their own unique set of difficulties, kindly designed to 'take a swimmer apart'... Beth French is a self-employed massage therapist and single...

Best SwimTreks For Freedivers

Hold your breath – this ones for the deep divers and seabed explorers among you… Starting out, freediving seems a little like advanced snorkelling. You stay under for as long as you can. Then resurface and blast the water from your snorkel, like a broaching whale. As freedivers progress they...

Recipes for SwimTrekkin’ Foodies

Who knows food better than the hungry swimmer? That dripping banquet hunter, exhausted after wrestling chop and fatigue – deprived of all but a few morsels scoffed while laid-out floating on the water, otter style. In this blog, we’re forgoing old methods of wolfing down carbs and sugar loading....

Spain: Location Spotlight

A fiesta for waterborne rebels and masters of relaxation In a word, Spain is passion – it serves up a smorgasbord of sun-dressed natural treasures and a fiesta for swimmers fast and steady. And there’s no shortage of wonder either, from the snowy heights of the Pyrenees, to the Sierra Nevada and...

Guide Interview: Ricky Andrews

Before we shrivel into swim-deprived Lockdown prunes, we thought we'd get the swim wheels turning again. In this interview, we chat to long-time guide and all-round Man of the Ocean, Ricky, at his home in Brighton... Ricky has spent 10 years as a guide at SwimTrek. He's seen almost every...

"So, You’re New To Open Water?"

There are all kinds of questions that come up when you're new to outdoor swimming. Where’s safe to do it? What do I need to take with me? Should I have support in the water? Sometimes outdoor swimming (or open water swimming/wild swimming) seems to be regarded as a new-fangled activity. As...

Yoga and Swimming: A Perfect Partnership

Yoga and swimming are a perfect natural fit. Learn more about the mutual benefits of mixing these two favourite SwimTrekker activities. In this blog, we’re going to take a quick look at those little details that make swimming and yoga a perfect match. And we'll start with our favourite - the...