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Martin Strel Swimming the Mississippi River
Swimming the length of big rivers is not something you read about very often. The reason is pretty simple, not many people do it. Our founder, Martin Strel ,was the first person who swam the entire length of the Mississippi. Martin swam for 68 days in a row from 4th July - 9th September, 2002 .…
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Turkish Gulet Swimming Adventure Interview
Read an interesting interview with our lead guide Borut Strel on how the new Turkey Swim and Sail trip went and what his future plans are. What is so special about Turkey? I think that the country has a rich history. It has always been a boundary between Europe and Asia. For some people Istanbul is…
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Martin Strel International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Martin Strel was recently inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in California on November 06, 2015. Martin Strel has been inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame following his extreme marathon swims. Strel was very happy to be invited to the event and enjoyed meeting everyone as much as receiving his…
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Swimming trip guest reviews
Here is a collection of some of our 2015 season swimming trip reviews by our guests from Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro. Croatian Islands Our time on the water was everything I could hope for. We were fortunate to have warm and dry weather to enjoy swimming in the beautiful Adriatic. The variety of swimming each…
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Mediterranean Turkey Swimming Holiday
Swimming in Turkey was a special experience and one that I will never forget. We were based in Kas, which is a small, vibrant coastal town in South West Turkey. The sea was crystal clear, a balmy 21-22C (in May) and had lots of interesting sea life to admire. The air temperature was in the…
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Swimmers with disability on holidays
We quite often host a swimmer with a disability on our trips and we are proud to say that most of them have had a wonderful experience and do return to our holidays. Usually such person would be accompanied by a friend or partner that look after the person with limited mobility. Our team also…
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Martin Strel Speaking Tour in Switzerland
The only man in the world who has swum 5 greatest rivers on the planet, including the Amazon, Yangtze, Mississippi, Parana and Danube, four times Guinness world record breaker and unique individual Martin Strel (Big River Man) is coming to Switzerland. Martin´s motto is "Swimming for peace, friendship and clean waters". Switzerland is one of…
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Swimming in Tenerife Sea Canary Islands
Tenerife is a stunning holiday destination with all year round sunshine. The climate is perfect for swimming in the Tenerife sea, where average air temperatures range between 17oC and 24oC with sea temperatures rarely dropping far below 20oC. Wind speeds (often from Sahara desert) vary more widely during the year and the amount of swell can…
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Lake Swimming Trip in Slovenia
Have you ever wanted to swim in some of the cleanest alpine lakes in Europe? If yes, then you should read this article about our organised lake swimming trip in Slovenia. We are operating 6 guided tours this year 2015. The dates are the following: 25-28.July, 28-31.July, 31.July-03.August, 03-06.August, 06-09.August, 09-12.August. Please read the full…
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Montenegro Fort Mamula island swimming
Lastavica Island, also named Mamula, is one of our top swimming locations in Montenegro.  The distance around the island is around 970m and we go to swim around this historical place. After swimming two loops, we usually walk and explore the island. It was used as a concentration camp in WWII and before that as…
Best deal swim holiday
Best Deal Swimming Holiday
Booking a holiday usually takes some of your time to find the best deal. A proper search takes some time as well as all of the other planning that comes along. This especially comes into play when you are looking for a week+ long holiday. Euro VS Dollar and Pound has plunged to a 12-year…
Lake Bled Winter Swimming Event 2015
Lake Bled, Slovenia hosted the 5th annual winter swimming event. On 21.February, 2015 almost 60 international swimmers took part in cold swimming in the 4C water. Over 700 swimmers participated in 2010 which helped to establish this event at Bled. Slovenia has many stunning lakes and rivers and is a small and very beautiful and…
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Travelling from Venice, Italy to Slovenia
Venice is one of those places that everyone wants to see at least once in a life-time. This Italian, world-renowned city is miraculously built on the water and known for its popular tourist sights. Travelling from Venice to Slovenia can be done in a few different ways. Some would say a day is enough, others…
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Martin Strel amongst top 10 extreme world stunts
Check out world´s greatest adventure seekers and stunt makers. Adventure has no limits and for some people it is a way living, achieving the impossible or just trying out what the human body can do. Some or all of these stunts take your breath away. Here below we feature top 10 most extreme adventure stunts…
Chill Swim Winter Swimming on Windermere
Over 800 brave cold water winter swimmers smashed the 5.6C water at the Big Chill Swim event on Lake Windermere in Cumbria, England. The event started 2 years ago (2013) and has gained a huge popularity and growth since then. The beautiful Lake District venue in front of Low Wood Bay Hotel and Marina on…
Best Fitness Holidays in Europe from Men’s Fitness Magazine
Best Fitness Holidays Below is an extract from Men's Fitness Magazine about the best fitness holidays in Europe. Our Croatian Island Hopping trip is recommended. Life is short, and holidays are even shorter. Reject the limits of the mini-break and invest in a swim holiday that will leave you invigorated - and in better shape…
London 2015 Cold Water Swimming Championships
We were again part of the Cold Water Swimming Championships on the 24.January, 2015 held at Tooting Bec Lido, London. This was our third consecutive visit (2011, 2013, 2015) at this fantastic event and we look forward to coming back in the future. Crowds from all over come to this popular British event and enjoy…
Testimonials About Montenegro Swimming
See below for three of our latest customers interviews filmed on our Montenegro location. Borut: Hi Dave, you started swimming three weeks ago by watching Youtube clips and here you end up swimming in open water. How was that experience? Dave: Spectacular, the water was crystal clear, there was not too much swell, so it…
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