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Why SwimTrek

"Incredible... Exciting... Challenging... Exhilarating... Life-changing... Unforgettable."

As the original open water swimming holiday company with over 15 years of experience behind us, here's why SwimTrek is the perfect choice for your next unforgettable swimming getaway...

1. Open Water Pioneers

When SwimTrek was founded back in 2003, we were the very first company in the world to offer guided open water swimming holidays... ever. Since then, SwimTrek founder and world-renowned open water swimmer, Simon Murie, has turned SwimTrek into the most trusted swimming tour operator in the world.

As a true open water pioneer, Simon has continued to travel the world in search of the planet's most spectacular swimming locations. This has enabled us to offer an incredible range of life-changing adventure swimming experiences which keep our guests coming back to swim with us again and again.

2. Award-Winning

Over the years we have received a number of international business and travel awards for our world-renowned open water swimming holidays. Our most recent awards include the prestigious 'Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation- 2017' and 2 Silver British Travel Awards. This acknowledges our true pioneering nature, showing hour recognised in both the industry and by our guests, and justifying why we are the market leaders.

3. Widest Range of Destinations

With over 40 destinations around the world, you'll spend a long time in the water before you run out of new locations in which to swim with us. With departures from one end of the UK to the other, as well as spectacular swimming throughout Europe. We have once-in-a-lifetime adventures from the Maldives to the Galapagos Islands,, North America, to the Caribbean and Oman, to Egypt there really is a world of possibilities for where your next open water swimming holiday might take you.

4. World-Class Safety

The health and safety of our guests is our number one priority on each and every one of our trips. We're proud of both our outstanding safety record and our consistent 100% rating that our guests give us and our guides in relation to their continued safety both in and out of the water.

5. Best Swimming Guides

Our swimming guides are the key to ensuring that your SwimTrek experience is one that you will never forget and they consistently go above and beyond to achieve it. With over 35 experienced and qualified guides from all across the globe, their unique backgrounds and life experiences mean that everyone brings something special to your SwimTrek adventure.

6. Local Partners

We've spent the past 15 years not only searching out the most amazing places to swim but also finding a selection of local partners to work with in each locations who truly add to the overall SwimTrek experience. From our hotel partners and local boat pilots, to transfer companies and small family-run restaurants, having people who know and understand the locations that we visit is an important part of ensuring that our guests have an unforgettable experience with us.

7. Small Groups

On the majority of our trips, we have a maximum group size of 15 swimmers, with two experienced guides and one local boat pilot to accompany you on all of your swims. These small group sizes mean that we can make sure that every guest gets exactly what they want out of their time with us.

8. Swimming Holidays for All Abilities

Whether you're just starting out in the open water or are in training for your next epic swim race, we've got the perfect trip for you. From our day trips in the UK and Introduction to Open Water trip in Mallorca to our Long Distance Training Camps and SwimTrek Classic holidays around the globe, we've got something that's perfect for open water swimmers of all abilities.

9. Outstanding Customer Service

With a dedicated customer service team at SwimTrek HQ, we're constantly working to ensure that your experience with us runs smoothly, from your first enquiry through to your last stroke in the water at the end of your trip. Whether you need help choosing the right trip, making your booking, planning your travel or working on your training plan, a member of the team is never more than a quick phone call, email or live chat message away.

10. Information at Your Fingertips with our Comprehensive Website

Our responsive and fully-optimised website provides you with all the information that you need to plan your next open water swimming getaway quickly and easily. Once you're signed up to a trip, your SwimTrek account is home to all of the information about your booking, as well as a place for you to chat with you fellow guests and start to get excited upcoming adventure.From finding the perfect trip to making your booking and everything in between, the details you need are never more than a few clicks away.

11. Financial Protection

Every SwimTrek reservation is financially protected through our membership with ABTOT (Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited) meaning you can book with confidence, knowing that any money paid to us is secure and protected at all times.

The SwimTrek Philosophy and FAQs

For more information about what we do and why we do it, check out this blog post about SwimTrek's slogan: SWIM · EXPLORE · DISCOVER

If you'd like further information about our trips, please visit our FAQs page or contact us with any other questions that you've got.