[OSS Oxon] Swimming in warm places

Liz Holliss lizholliss at btconnect.com
Sun Jun 5 17:56:31 BST 2011

 Quite agree, also, if you go to Gozo/Egypt etc you might like to tag a
bit on at the beginning or end, and do some diving?  The sort of people
who go on Swimtrek holidays are usually pretty sociable/mad types (you
have to be, to do what we do).  Finally got wet in the Thames this
morning, and it wasn't nearly as cold as the sea in Cornwall last week.
So no more excuses....! 


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From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On
Behalf Of James Lowe
Sent: 02 June 2011 08:44
To: Ben Waters; OSSOxon at earth.li
Subject: Re: [OSS Oxon] Swimming in warm places


Give Swimtrek a go, I've been on half a dozen of their trips and they
are a lot of fun. They are always well organized and having the guide
boats with you the whole time means you are not obligated to swimming
the whole day. The average swim length varies on each trip - you can
find out more details on their website for each one - but I've been on
trips where relative beginners (only ever swam 500m in a pool types) to
national champions (10Km in 2.5 hours) have all swam on the same trip
and the way they organize the disparity of speeds means you are never on
your own or struggling to keep up.

I really enjoyed Croatia - calm seas, warm weather. Sardinia was fun to
(a bit windy at times) but very varied in the type of swim - island to
island, boat to boat, round the island. I haven't done greece - what put
me off was the constant changing of hotels, some people like that, but I
find that a chore. However that does mean you get a lot of variety. I
have a freind who has done the British Virgin Islands 4 times now! That
one is a bit pricey for me (and a lot of flying) but she says it is the
best one. I'd also consider the one-off hellespont race and tag a long
weekend in Istanbul. That;s a great experience (again you can do it if
you can swim 2km) and as it is very hard to get invited into what is
effectively a race - but also more of a gathering - Swimtrek is the only
way to experience that.


PS I don't work for them ;)

From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] on behalf of
Ben Waters [ben.waters2 at gmail.com]
Sent: 31 May 2011 23:35
To: OSSOxon at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] Swimming in warm places

Dear swimmers, i am fairly new to this list and enjoy reading what you
do here, swim all over places. I moved from NW Canada for work and would
like to go around Europe while here in UK. I've seen you also do
swimming trips to many EU destinations and i wonder if someone could
recommend where to go (warm places). I am not a great swimmer but i can
swim a km or two in one Go. I see firms swim trek and strels are
offering trips down in croatia, italy, greece. Any advise on this would
be greatly appreciated. Hope to join you in the water soon. Thank you,

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