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Swimming Holidays: Everything You Need to Know

Swimming Holidays: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a keen swimmer looking for a new and unique experience, a swimming holiday could well be what you’re looking for. So let’s dive in to understand exactly what’s on offer to avid swimmers who are looking to broaden their aquatic horizons.


What Is A Swimming Holiday?


Swimming holidays are designed to take swimming enthusiasts to various locations around the world, as a group, to explore and experience new waters and landscapes together. The holiday is overseen by swimming guides who will ensure that you are always escorted safely, as well as offering guidance on your swimming techniques along the way.


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Swimming holidays are meant to lift you out of the mundane, and place you in an otherwise inaccessible paradise that will live long in the memory. A word of warning though, once you experience it, you will want to go on countless more


How Can You Find The Best Swimming Holidays


A quick search on Google will show you that there are several specialist providers of swimming holidays that can cater to all needs. SwimQuest are considered to be one of the very best and offer an incredible range of swimming holidays, including

  • Technique coaching

  • Channel & distance training

  • Short breaks

  • Tropical destinations

  • Private groups

  • Challenge swims (competitive)

  • Lake swims

  • Cold swims

This breadth of offerings serves up something for everyone – whether you are looking to become a better swimmer, or whether you just want to take your swimming activity to somewhere extra special. With their vast experience, SwimQuest can identify the perfect locations and times of year to suit your desires. 

When we say locations, we mean locations too! If you’d rather keep it local, you can experience a swim around Jersey in the Channel Islands, or even around the Isles of Scilly. If you feel a little more adventurous, you could go to Lake Annecy in France, or Lofoten Islands in Norway (take a warm coat!). However, if you are looking for the truly far-flung, take-your-breath-away experience, you can try Fiji, the Maldives, the Bahamas or even South Africa.


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Their locations are second to none and come with fully vetted accommodation that is perfectly situated for swimming activities. In between your swims, you will refuel on locally sourced foods that will fully immerse you in the experience and culture.

At this point, we would like to say that this is a completely independent review of SwimQuest. Just go and check out their reviews and services and you will see why we rate them so highly!


Your Swimming Holiday Suitcase Essentials


If you’ve decided to try out a swim holiday, we recommend being as prepared as possible, so below we have created a top 10 list of your suitcase essentials for a swimming holiday

  • Multiple swimming costumes

  • Two (or three) sets of goggles with spare gaskets

  • Swimming cap

  • Waterproof timing device/distance tracker

  • Camera (to capture the beautiful locations and boast to your friends

  • Towels and towel changing robes

  • Flask for hot beverages

  • Sandals/adequate footwear (swimming boots for pebble beaches)

  • A map to check off your swimming spots for posterity

  • An open mind to the challenge and the location’s unique setting

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      We hope after reading this you feel intrigued enough to investigate booking a swimming holiday. For the enthusiast, they offer something very different, thoroughly rewarding and culturally nourishing. For these reasons alone we think swimming holidays are a fantastic idea to push your personal boundaries and perfect your strokes in extra special waters