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Swimming holidays for singles
Do you have questions about joining a group swimming holiday if you are single? I have always been a keen swimmer and water polo player. I took up open water swimming last summer because I wanted a new challenge and adventure in the water. Without initially knowing what to expect, I went on to develop a love for open water swimming. I researched on google to swim in the Mediterranean and found the Strel website.
I decided to book a swimming holiday in Croatia. As it was fairly last minute I went on my own and decided to pay the single supplement for my room. I was nervous initially as I hadn´t travelled a lot on my own before however the organised trips were attractive to me and Strel also helped with travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel. I was picked up by Alex, one of the lovely guides who looked after my group for the week.
I am not ashamed to say that, like many people, I have had my fair share of heartbreak. Whatever my situation in life, swimming has always made me feel happy and lifted my spirits. I wasn´t sure whether any other single people would be on this trip so felt a little apprehensive. On my arrival to the hotel on Krapanj island I was really pleased to discover many other single people as well as some couples. I loved the mix of people and variety of ages, characters, nationalities and cultures. Our guides were multi-lingual and helped to gel the group together from the start.
After swimming at beautiful spots every day, and getting to know each other during the week, I came away with some new friendships with some really interesting people. After a few months of emails and keeping in touch, I met back up with one of the lovely men that I met in Croatia, who, almost two years later I am now happy to call my boyfriend.
For all of you who may wonder, are these holidays for single people as well? Well, I would highly recommend it to you. Getting to know people in a relaxed and adventurous environment is a great way to meet like minded people, in my case it also led to romance.
So, are swimming holidays for singles?.. Absolutely.. YES!
Jenny from Devon, UK
Croatian Islands Trip, July 2013
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Croatian Underwater Swimming Clip