American writer and open water swimmer Kathleen Hughes traveled to Turkey during October 2020 to experience our swimming vacation trip in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

The Wall Street Journal has published the feature article about her first-hand experience of what it takes to travel from California to Southern Turkey during lockdown to join a swimming trip.

A quote from the piece:

“The next day we braved the “five island swim,” swimming in a horseshoe pattern around five islands, hugging the inner shoreline of each island, and then crossing the deeper bright blue water to get to the next. The guides followed us closely in the two dinghies, tossing out water bottles and watching for boats.”

Full Article:The Joy of Open-Water Swimming in Turkey During Lockdown” has been featured in the online edition of WSJ and print edition on November 14, 2020.

PDF version of the print edition.

We have several upcoming 2021 trip dates available in Turkey and we hope to see you there!

Turkish Lycian Coast (7 days)
Bozburun Peninsula (7 days)
Swim Sail Cruise – Lycian Way – Liveaboard (8 days)
Swim Sail Cruise – Gulf of Hisaronu – Liveaboard (8 days)
Swim Sail Cruise – Symi Explorer – Liveaboard (8 days)

Photo credit below: George Taplin and Aoife Doran (swimming guides), Peter Allen (guest).