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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…