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World Winter Swimming Championships 2014
Finland was the host of the 9th World Winter Swimming Championships in 2014. The northern country of numerous lakes and natural beauties was certainly a great venue. 1,245 swimmers attended this popular and growing event in the Lapland city of Rovaniemi, close to the Arctic circle. Competitors came from far and wide, for example, Finland,…
Winter swimming at Big Chill Swim on Lake Windermere 2014
Strel Swimming will be exhibiting at Big Chill Swim, a popular winter swimming event in the UK. On 1.February, 2014 over 600 brave winter swimmers will be jumping into beautiful Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park in northern England. There are several disciplines happening: 30m penguin dip, 30m breaststroke, 60m freestyle, 4 x…
New mobile app about Slovenia´s Top 50 places to visit
We live in a digital era and new applications are developed every day. Mobile phones are great tool for travelling nowadays and a lot of people use them while on the go. Slovenia is known as a high tech developed country. Its public agency Spirit (I Feel Slovenia) has introduced a new mobile application about…
5 Guinness World Records
Martin Strel Guinness World Record Holder
Many call him Big River Man, Daredevil, Human Fish, The hero in a speedo or The craziest man in the world - however you’d like to call him, he is the greatest ultra marathon swimmer in the world! Breaking the Guinness World Record so many times and at the age of 50+ clearly wasn’t easy,…
The Lake Powell Swimming Experience
Read the review of swimming on Lake Powell with us written by one of our guests in 2013. Borut and Martin Strel have the best kept secret in open water swimming! I have swum in some pretty amazing places... between the Isles of Greece, the warm waters of the Caribbean, off the Turquoise Coast of…
Strel-Lake-Powell-Swimming
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…