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Photos of the Month February 2020 – For the love of swimming

February is often thought of as the month of love, so to celebrate this, our February photo theme is ‘for the love of swimming.’ Whether you’ve found a spouse through swimming, you’ve fallen in love with a particular place because of swimming, or you just love open water swimming in general, our...

Best SwimTrek trips to combine walking and swimming

We know that many of our guests’ love being active outside of the water and want to experience the best of the surroundings on land too. So many of our trips enjoy incredible forests, mountains and beaches that deserve to be explored on foot and will show you another side of our swim...

A SwimTrek Guide's Packing Essentials For Trips: Elodie De Rover

Packing to go anywhere is always difficult. What exactly do I need? How many of each thing should I bring? Will it all fit? Will the security officer checking my carry-on judge my book and snack choices? Is that enough of a reason to not let me through? Without tooting my own horn too much, I...

Why everyone should try winter swimming (at least once)

I was told winter swimming was addictive. It is the potency of the icy water which gives us our dopamine fix and keeps us coming back for more. And with the same strange intensity it yields an intoxication that is all consuming, like a teenage infatuation. Yet most of my family and friends view...

Swim your way to health in 2020

We know that swimming is a great way to exercise. As a high impact, low intensity activity, it’s the first step for many starting out with a fitness journey and a great way to stay fit for those that just love being in the water! If you can weave swimming into your routine, it’s a fantastic way...

Six SwimTrek trips to get your sunshine fix

We’re determine to help you beat the January blues and what better way to do so than to get planning your next does of sunshine with a side of vitamin sea? We love a sun-soaked swimming getaway and if chasing the sunshine is high in your priorities for a SwimTrek trip, we’ve collated our top...

Photos of the Month January 2020 - At the water's edge

Welcome to a new year and a new look monthly photo collection! From January 2020, we’ll be collating our monthly favourites around a certain theme, sharing pictures from our guests, guides and HQ staff. At the beginning of the year, there are so many swimming opportunities to ahead of us, so to...

Jumping into the discomfort zone

As a child I hated swimming – I couldn’t seem to swim without swallowing half the pool and I remember my Dad finding me crying as I didn’t want to go to my lessons anymore. That coupled with a very sporty secondary school meant that I viewed myself as rubbish at all sport. When I hit my thirties,...

SwimTrek’s top 5 tips for travelling in Ecuador

Ecuador is home to many beautiful natural sights, including our wonderful Galapagos Islands tour. If you’re looking to extend your time in this charming country on the equator (the name gives it away really!), check out our top 5 travel tips. Find your Ecuador Quito There are so many different...

SwimTrek’s top 5 tips for travelling in Croatia

Booked onto a SwimTrek Croatia trip and wondering how you can make the most of your time here? We’ve compiled our top tips if you’re looking to make the most of extending your travels around this incredible country on the Adriatic. Set your sights on the cities On a SwimTrek trip in Croatia,...