Press – Media

Strel Swimming Adventures has appeared in many magazines, newspapers and online websites. Please see some of our archive below.
If you are a journalist or travel writer and would like to come on our trip and report about it, please contact us for further information.  If you need some great press photos or videos, we have a great collection of professional high-resolution photos and videos available.

Press Articles

December 2021
CNN: Braving pirates and piranhas, the 67-year-old swimming the world’s most dangerous rivers

February 2021
These are the most incredible travel experiences of 2021
Best Wild Swimming School – Slovenia

November 2020
The Wall Street Journal USA (print PDF and online)
The Joy of Open-Water Swimming in Turkey During Lockdown

April 2020
Wisconsin (USA) Master Swimming
Montenegro Trip Article: Swimming the Turquoise Blue Waters of the Adriatic Sea

April 2020
Radio Podcast: Amazonien (Explore – Der National Geographic Podcast)

June 2019
Guardian: 10 of the best lake and river holidays in Europe

March 2019
Easyjet Traveller Magazine: Swimming Slovenian Lakes

February 2019

The best travel tours to join as a solo traveller in 2019

January 2019
Guardian, UK: 10 of the best activity holidays worldwide: readers’ travel tips

October 2018
Independent, UK: Wild Swimming in Slovenia

September 2018
Guest Blog – Krapanj Croatia: Strel Swimming Adventure

June 2018
Guardian, UK: 20 of the best group trips for solo travellers

January 2017
Website: Wildlife Along The Yangtze River

January 2017
Financial Times: Travel Weekend

August 2016
Human Limits – Martin Strel, Marathon swimmer – 7 min Documentary

August 2016
Wanderlust Magazine: US National Park Service centenary with the world’s greatest adventurers

July 2016
MPora Blog: Meet Martin Strel | The Endurance Swimmer Who Goes For Days Without Stopping

April 2016
Mr. Porter Online: Spring´s Best Fitness Retreats

Feb 2016
Open-Water Swimming: Learn From the Best, then Dive in (Coach Magazine, UK)

Jan 2016
10 Most Extreme Stunts, UK Telegraph (see Martin Strel)

June 2015
Free Mens World Magazine, Germany

May 2015
Swimming, Sailing on a Turkish Gulet

March 2015
The Club of British Airways(Wild Swimming in Croatia)

February 2015
50 Best Fitness Holidays (Men´s Fitness Magazine, UK)

December 2014
The top 5 activity holidays in Croatia (Telegraph, UK)

September 2014
In the swim – Adriatic Blue, Herald and News, Oregon, USA

November 2013
Guardian UK

June 2013
Independant UK newspaper

March 2013
New Zealand national newspaper The Sunday Star Times:
Sink or Swim, Swimming in Slovenia by Peter Bourke, a guest on a trip

March 2013
Austrian newspaper Die.Presse: Der Mann, der durch die Donau schwamm

February 2013
Bled Winter Swimming: Slovenia’s Alpine Pearl Wraps up Winter Season
Bled Winter Swimming: Video News
Bled Winter Swimming: Video News

February 2013
Slovenian Times, New York City: Bled Winter Swimming

February 2013
H2open magazine, UK: Crawl throught the desert – Lake Powell Swimmming Tour

February 2013
Telegraph, UK: Wild Swimming Breaks-Croatia swimming holiday

January 2013
SportsNet magazine, Canada: The Life Aquatic with Martin Strel – Lake Powell Swimming Adventure Feature

April 2012
H2open magazine, UK: Successful first winter swimming cup (Bled, Slovenia)

January 2012
Financial Times Deutschland
(Alles im Fluss – Martin Strel Slowenien Schwimmer and Reiseunternehmer)
Financial Times Deutschland Online LINK

January 2012
Easyjet Magazine: The Iceman Swimmeth (Lake Bled Winter Swimming)
Easyjet Magazine Online LINK

December 2011
Microsoft´s MSN: Incredible endeavours-Martin Strel

November 2011
Sport Magazin Austria: Big River Man

October 2011
Feature Article in Royal Automobile Club Magazine, UK

September 2011
Ripley´s Utterly Crazy! Book by Ripley Entertainment

August 2011
Guardian, UK: Master strokes: Wild swimming in Slovenia

July 2011
Financial Times: “Slovenian Strokes” – (Online article on our Slovenian swimming trip)
PDF Print Version

July 2011
UK´s Food and Travel Magazine features Lake Bled in “The lake districts” article
Magazine´s cover presents the Bled Castle which celebrates 1000 years this year

July 2011
National Geographic Traveller´s cover introduces Lake Bled as one of the 10 Country Escapes in Europe

June 2011
H2Open Magazine: Open Water Heroes (Martin Strel featured)

March 2011
Waterbaby: Swim Shaw Interview

February 2011
Aqua Pulse Magazine (Vol 1, 2011)

February 2011
Crystal Palace Triathlete Club, London, UK
(a club member met Borut Strel last year in Croatia)

January 2011
Mongabay (feature interview)

January 2011
BBC News

January 2011
BBC World Radio (interview with Martin Strel starts at 11:35)

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