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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…
Extreme stunts
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…
Trying Out Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming is gaining in popularity, especially after the 10 km swim was introduced into the London 2012 Olympics. Based on recent studies in the United Kingdom, swimming is the fastest growing national sport. Survey shows that participation in football continues to decrease year to year to 4% of the population and that 94%…
Lake Swimming Song
This is a great poem written by our guest Steve Buxton from London who attended our Slovenian lake swimming adventure trip. Swimming Strel Style- Lake Swimming Song So this holiday I decided to go swimming instead And it all started off at the beautiful Lake Bled for sure I underestimated what lay ahead But at…
Sink or Swim feature article about Slovenian Lake Swimming Adventure
A mid-life crisis spurs Auckland businessman Peter Bourke to head with his Speedos to the Alpine lakes of Slovenia. We arrived at Lake Bohinj, northern Slovenia, late in the day before the start of the swimming adventure. Swimming the length of this lake has been my goal for nearly a year and my first thoughts…
Article by Telegraph Swimming in Dalmatia (Croatia)
British newspaper The Telegraph has written about "The top 5 activity holidays in Croatia in 2015". Strel Swimming´s Dalmatia trip has been featured amongst walking, cycling and tennis coaching top activities. The Telegraph article describes our swimming trip in Croatia, "Highlights should include exploring the rocky islets and turquoise waters of Kornati National Park (www.kornati.hr)…
Boxing Day Swim at Cliff Lakes
Cliff Lakes swimming lake is located near to Kingsbury in the West Midlands, UK. We went for a swim on Boxing Day at Cliff Lakes. The centre is known for waterskiing and open water swimming, mainly throughout the season May to October. Several open water and Tri sessions are held there and people from many different…
Martin Strel member of International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame
Our legendary founder Martin Strel (Big River Man) was selected to become a new member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. IMSHOF was established in 1961 to recognise the marathon swimmers throughout the world and governed by an international selection committee of marathon swimming experts. The organisation recognises not only the world’s most…
Inspiring story from our Croatian swimming trip
Our guest Lynne uses a wheelchair to get around and she came to swim with us in Croatia and greatly enjoyed it. Please read her story about her experience. We had a fantastic time on our Croatian Island Hopping holiday. I enjoyed myself much more than I had dared to hope I might! So where…
In the swim
Article from our guest about Croatian swimming trip Our guest Jake Klauder from Oregon, USA, has been interviewed about his Croatian swimming trip with us for a local newspaper Herald and News. Jake and his wife Christine attended our week-long trip in August 2014 with other guests. Here are some of the quotes they say…
Guest reviews and blog article from Croatia swims
Guest reviews about our recent Croatia swimming trips I just wanted to thank you again for such a fantastic trip - everything was perfect! We had an absolutely amazing time and came home feeling completely inspired! I have blogged about our trip here in case you are interested: http://bikesplashbike.com/adventure-training/a-croatian-adventure-with-strel-swimming/ We cannot wait to come away…
Montenegro swimming holiday review
Just back from an amazing week with Strel Swimming Adventures in Montenegro. A fantastic trip that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who loves swimming. The holiday has the right balance of swimming, two 2km swims a day with scope to do longer distances if you prefer as well as a spot of walking and…
Strel Montenegro swimming song
One of our recent guests from Cardiff, Wales was inspired by our Montenegro swimming holiday and wrote a nice song about the trip experience. Strel Montenegro Swimming Song (to the tune of Gold! by Spandau Ballet) Thank you for coming here I´m sorry that it´s ending so soon The first trip to Montengro in June…
Lulworth Cove swimming
Swimming at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door of the Jurassic Coast
 South England´s coast offers some amazing open water places to swim and explore. I went with a friend to explore some swimming spots on 1st May, 2015. We knew the water temperature in the sea would not be the warmest, but this did not stop us from undertaking our swimming exploration. Lulworth, most famous for…
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