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Living Swimming Legend Visits Page, Arizona and Swims Lake Powell
One of the world’s foremost long distance swimmers was in Page, Arizona leading a swimming tour at Lake Powell. Some people like to swim with dolphins, but an increasing number also enjoy Martin Strel Swimming Adventures in Arizona. Swimmer’s skills vary from avid swimmers to recreational amateurs who come here for pure adventures and stunning…
Strel swims Statue of Liberty to Freedom Tower
On September 5th, 2012 Martin Strel swam from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower in New York City. Strel’s “Liberty to Freedom Swim”, dedicated to the victims and heroes of 9/11, connects the symbol for a future of liberty from oppression to the symbol for future free from terror, and symbol of peace.…
Lake Swimming Testimonials
It happens quite often that our guests write us an email after our swimming adventure about how they felt it. Below are some of the recent testimonials from our Lake Powell and Slovenian Lake swimming trips. I just want to thank you and Martin again for some of the best few days of my life. …
Virtual Open Water Swim Challenge
Our swimming friend Karen Reeder from usopenaterswimming.org is organizing a great Virtual Open Water Swim Challenge that takes you swimming from Alaska to Mississippi river to Great Salt Lake and more. Eligibility: Open to anyone who swims!  Categories: Participants pick ONE of 5 goal distances to complete within the 6 month time-frame.  After sign up,…
A Strel Swimming Story From Croatia
This is an article written by our guest Jacqui Tong who came on our Croatia trip this summer. A Strel Swimming Story From Croatia, thank you Jacqui, we very appreciate your words! It is often the case that when we are excited about something we run with high expectations and, sadly, reality doesn’t live up…
Mississippi River Swim 10th anniversary
10 years ago legendary swimmer Martin Strel (Big River Man) swam the entire length of the America´s mighty Mississippi River. Later on he also conquered the improbable lengths and dangers of the Amazon, Yangtze, Danube and Paraná rivers and became the first human ever to have swum all 5 of the greatest rivers on the…
Swimming Smiths blog about Slovenia swimming tour
We were proud to meet a wonderful family from the Unites States which came all the way to Slovenia to swim with us. Believe it or not, they had a fantastic time and even put together a blog where they share their first hand experiences from the trip. The blog is called “Swimming Smiths”. Here…
Why Go for Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming is an increasingly popular activity, with people taking to inland lakes, rivers and canals as well as the open sea to reap the benefits of this exhilarating form of exercise. Inland lakes and rivers are ideal for beginners and experienced swimmers alike, and many lake and mountainside resorts offer open water swimming…
Open Water Swimmer Show premieres on National Geographic
A new TV show Open Water Swimmer (Enigma man) premieres on National Geographic Channel, Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 pm (ET/PT). The one hour show features the mindset of great marathon swimmers. Is it possible to identify living individuals simply through clues on and inside their bodies? For forensic detectives and scientists, it’s the ultimate…