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Swimming trips in the Mediterranean in May
Our 2019 swimming trips have started in Kas, Turkey and on our Swim-Sail cruise and here are some of the things we did during the first weeks. Day 1 of the trip did not disappoint! During the first swim, everybody saw a sea turtle and were able to admire it as it swam by. We…
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Best open water swimming locations in Mediterranean Turkey
Discover the best open water swimming locations in Mediterranean Turkey. Photos were taken on our recent trip during 11-17 May, 2019 on the Lycian Coast. Kaputas beach and Blue Cave (Mavi Magara) Swimming Kas islands (Adalar) Swimming the Lycian Coast - Inönü Bay Swimming in Aperlai - Sunken City
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Swimming vacation around Dubrovnik islands in Croatia
The Trip of a Lifetime. Swim vacations offer Masters swimmers the opportunity to explore beautiful open water destinations. “Follow the shoreline for 1 kilometer to the mouth of the bay,” says Borut Strel. co-founder of the swim vacation company Strel Swimming Adventures. “We’ll rendezvous there before we go across.” Clad from head to toe in…
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Top 10 sea swimming holiday places in Turkey
Top 10 sea swimming holiday places in Southern Turkey (Lycian Coast) Güvercin Island - Kas Peninsula (Antalya). Limanagzi Bay - Kas. Gemiler Island - St. Nicolas. Gokayya Bay - near Kekova island. Kekova islands near Simena castle. Aperlai Bay - Lykia. UfakDere Bay - Lykia. Kas-Kastellorizo - Five Islands. Sogut Bay. Bozzukale Bay. Southern Turkey…
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Lake Powell Best Swim Vacation
As an avid recreational swimmer, I was surprised but thrilled to find an exclusive outdoor "swim vacation" advertised. Although I would have loved to travel to Europe, I decided to stay stateside and booked my trip to Lake Powell. In anticipation of my trip, I repeatedly watched the website videos, hoping that my experience would…
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Swimming Lakes in Slovenia
Read an amazing adventure article about swimming lakes in Slovenia with the legendary marathon swimmer Martin Strel. Writer Kate travels on our 4-day swimming holiday trip as a guest to experience what it takes to swim across Lake Bled, Bohinj, Predil and Soca river. Martin Strel doesn’t look like an elite athlete. When I meet…
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Stand up paddle boarding in Europe
Join the stand up paddle boarding trend by joining us on a trip in Mediterranean Europe. Stand up paddle boarding is an activity that compliments our swimming trips in the Mediterranean. If you want to travel and exercise on the open water, whether on lakes or the sea, then swimming and stand up paddle boarding…
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Swimming holidays for singles
I have always been a keen swimmer and decided to travel on a holiday on my own as a single person. So when I took up open water swimming last summer 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…
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Martin Strel – Fish Man – Superhumans
Stan Lee’s documentary about Martin Strel, SUPERHUMANS - FISH MAN, hits 1.3 million views on Youtube This Superhumans documentary is about our founder, Martin Strel. Stan Lee's Superhumans TV series was first aired on the History Channel. Stan Lee was a renowned comic book creator and is remembered for creating many iconic Marvel superheroes including…
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Best Swimming Towels
Best Swimming Towels We have been thinking about what are the best swimming towels to throw in your bag to take with you to your swim. It may seem unimportant to some, however many people may have to carry their kit around with them after their session, so something lightweight that dries quickly is key.…
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Swimmer Completes Ice Mile Swim Challenge
Our guest from our Montenegro trip, Jane Mulderrig, has recently achieved a great extreme ice mile swimming feat. She swam a mile in 31:26 min in the water temperature of 2.73C in the Harthill Reservoir near Sheffield, UK. Imagine swimming for a few minutes in this temperature in just your swimsuit, goggles and a hat!…
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UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019
Cold Water Swimming Champs 2019- Tooting Bec Lido, London, UK Update: Race results in PDF: Tooting Bec Lido, London, UK - 26 January 2019 Freestyle 90m CWSC 2019 results  Ice Butterly 30m CWSC 2019 results Freestyle 30m CWSC 2019 results Head-up Breaststroke 30m CWSC 2019 results Team relays CWSC 2019 results We were certainly impressed by the ability of the…
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Why Swimming in Budapest spas is so good
Why swimming in Budapest spas is so good The Hungarian capital of Budapest is the epitome of European spa and bath thermal pools and springs. People have been swimming in the spas for hundreds of years. The spa swimming and bathing history goes back into 15th century (500 years old) when the Turks brought this culture…
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Croatian short swimming holiday
Due to increased interest for our Croatian island hopping trips, we have decided to introduce a Croatian short swimming holiday. This 5-day swimming trip allows you to plan your budget in advance and also gives you a chance to explore following the trip. Croatia offers so much to see and do and we believe that…
Swimming the Yugoslavian submarine tunnels
The Balkans, previously known as The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), offers some amazing adventure swimming spots for holidays, exploration and discovery. Dive in back into history! Yugoslavia was a union of six republics formed into a federation. Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (including the regions of Kosovo and Vojvodina).…
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Flights to Ljubljana, Slovenia
New Flights to Ljubljana from UK British Airways has recently announced that they will run a new flight in order to connect London Heathrow and Ljubljana, Slovenia. This will fly between 15th July and 2nd September 2019 while flights to Ljubljana will run twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. BA are the third airline…
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Epic swimming and sailing gulet cruise
We have finished an epic swimming and sailing gulet cruise trip in Turkey with a great group of open water swimmers from Australia. Everyone enjoyed warm seas, averaging 25C, cracked a big variety of swims in some foul (a bit of chop) and fair seas (like a lake). We have swum in caves, along with…
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Open Water Swimming in Croatia is Amazing
As an experienced open water swimmer and water polo player, I was ecstatic to be offered work as an adventure swimming guide. Here are a few of my experiences and highlights from my summer working for Strel Swimming in Croatia. Krapanj is a beautiful, little island 450m away from the mainland. It is easily accessible…
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