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Aquatic swimming adventure with Martin Strel
Lake Powell is a man-made body of Colorado water that floods immense canyons in the northern Arizona wilderness. We operate a unique canyon swimming adventure tours on this lake for several years. Epic backdrops, big walls and massive red rocks make Lake Powell the world’s largest reflecting pool, a liquid hall of mirrors. Gare Joyce is…
Our guide and coach Giovanna Richards
Strel Swimming guide and swim coach Giovanna Richards (G), has had a busy few months in the UK. She is competing in the UK Cold Water Championships and organising the first ever UK Ice Mile Swim. She reached the finals in the UK Championships, swimming in 1.5 degree water at Tooting Bec Lido in London.…
Crawl through the desert
The desert states of the American South West may seem an unlikely swim holiday destination but as Jonathan Knott discovers, this could not be further from the truth. Home to unreal shapes, wide-open vistas and world-famous landmarks, the desert states of the south-western United States are like nothing else on earth. Spectacular though they undeniably…
Lake Bled Winter Swimming Cup 2013
On 23 February, 2013, Bled tourist board and Strel Swimming organised the traditional winter swimming cup at Lake Bled in Slovenia. We were proud to host swimmer for the Lake Bled Winter Swimming Cup 2013 from nine countries including Australia, Croatia, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, United Kingdom and USA. There was 67 brave swimmers…
Winter Swimming Championships in Tooting Bec Lido in London
On 26 January, 2013 we are attending the traditional 5th UK Cold Water swimming championships at Tooting Bec Lido in London. We all invite you to come to this fantastic event for winter swimming at Tooting bec Lido and visit our stand in the main marquee. We have donated our Slovenian swimming holiday which will be…
Nick Ward reports about our Sea Swimming in Croatia
Nick is a world traveller and a passionate open water swimmer from Australia. He came on our Croatia sea swimming trip in August 2012 with a group of friends from Australia and USA. We loved guiding this trip and we cannot wait to host this fun-loving gang again. Nick often writes reviews and blogs about…
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…
H2open Swimming Event
We would like to express a big thanks for coming and stopping at our stand on Saturday at H2open swimming event in Reading UK. Despite the rainy weather, hopefully you enjoyed the swim race, atmosphere  and all our smiling faces. We were absolutely happy with the event organisation and look forward to return next year.…
H2Open water swimming event at Reading Lake, UK
Open water swimming is rapidly growing sport and creates more and more events every year. We currently run swimming adventure tours on Slovenian Lakes, Croatian Islands and at Lake Powell, Arizona. H2Open magazine is organising first H2Open Day on Saturday 28 April 2012 in Reading, UK. Event organiser calls it: »A day of open water…
Martin Strel´s Epic Amazon Swim celebrates 5 year anniversary
Marathon swimmer, Martin Strel, today nicknamed Big River Man, made history on Easter Day, April 08, 2007. He swam 5268 kms (3274 miles) of the Amazon river in 66 consecutive days and received global recognition. No other person has ever tried to achieve this feat. The entire world and all media outlets were following him,…
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