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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…
Martin Strel swimming with Sheikh
A Sheikh in Bahrain invited our founder, Martin Strel, to swim with him. On the 14th March 2014, Bahrain sportsman Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, completed a gruelling 35km charity swim. The swim took him from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, with Martin Strel and others, in order to raise funds for charity. The challenge…