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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…