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Tips for Planning Swimming Holiday This Summer
Are you tired of working from home, ongoing lockdowns and cannot wait for summer vacations 2021? You are not alone. Look no further and explore our adventure swimming holiday trips in the open waters! We swim in the lakes, rivers and mostly in the blue Mediterranean sea. From Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro, Arizona and more. Here…
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Open water swimming trips 2020
We hope you all had a great New Year and now it is time to set some new challenges and goals for the year ahead. We have allocated more than 70 open water swimming trips in 6 countries (Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Slovenia, Arizona) which you can check on our new 2021 swimming trip calendar.…
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Open water swimming vacation trip on gulet
Combining a vacation trip with swimming in open water is a great way to travel, see new places and meet new friends. One great thing about swimmers is that they LOVE water and especially swimming in the open water. Therefore it was to our advantage that we had not just a sea full of water…
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Mediterranean Swim Cruise Luxury Travel Vacation
As the sun started to emerge over the hills, swimmers were gathering excitedly on the deck. Tea coffee and fruit fuelled our first swim of the day, just over 2km along Marmaris Yildiz island back towards the gulet and the promise of a delicious breakfast. Shrieks of excitement notified us of turtle and octopus sightings.…
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Open water swimming in Croatia was excellent
Feedback from a guest on our Croatian island-hopping open water swimming trip, August 2019: Thank you so much for such a brilliant week in Croatia last week. Hotel Spongiola, Strel, Valentina and Toby were all absolutely brilliant, the organisation was really well thought out and executed. Valentina and Toby were very accommodating to all guests…
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UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019
Cold Water Swimming Champs 2019- Tooting Bec Lido, London, UK Update: Race results in PDF: Tooting Bec Lido, London, UK - 26 January 2019 Freestyle 90m CWSC 2019 results  Ice Butterly 30m CWSC 2019 results Freestyle 30m CWSC 2019 results Head-up Breaststroke 30m CWSC 2019 results Team relays CWSC 2019 results We were certainly impressed by the ability of the…
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Open Water Swimming in Croatia is Amazing
As an experienced open water swimmer and water polo player, I was ecstatic to be offered work as an adventure swimming guide. Here are a few of my experiences and highlights from my summer working for Strel Swimming in Croatia. Krapanj is a beautiful, little island 450m away from the mainland. It is easily accessible…
Virtual Open Water Swim Challenge
Our swimming friend Karen Reeder from usopenaterswimming.org is organizing a great Virtual Open Water Swim Challenge that takes you swimming from Alaska to Mississippi river to Great Salt Lake and more. Eligibility: Open to anyone who swims!  Categories: Participants pick ONE of 5 goal distances to complete within the 6 month time-frame.  After sign up,…
Why Go for Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming is an increasingly popular activity, with people taking to inland lakes, rivers and canals as well as the open sea to reap the benefits of this exhilarating form of exercise. Inland lakes and rivers are ideal for beginners and experienced swimmers alike, and many lake and mountainside resorts offer open water swimming…
Swimming Vacation Tours
We are proudly announcing our new swimming vacation tour location in Arizona (Unites States). Lake Powell on the Colorado river offers an incredible venue for our new swimming vacation tours. This amazing lake on the border of Arizona and Utah was created by the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. We were lucky to…
World Water Day
Today is World Water Day, which aims to highlight the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The world´s population is growing and the demand for clean water is increasing. United Nations released that more people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. Thirty years ago bottled…
Brand Launch at Cold Water Swimming Championships
We launched our new brand, Strel Swimming Adventures, on 22 January 2011 at the Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido, London. Lots of swimmers (and spectators!) were excited about our new venture and we´re looking forward to seeing many of you on our holidays this summer. We were one of the major sponsors…