Relax by the pool at New HeightsSwimQuest is joint-owned by John Coningham-Rolls and Alice Todd. With over 16 years of unrivalled experience organising and leading swimming holidays, SwimQuest offer an impressive portfolio of swim locations worldwide, ranging from relaxing and rejuvenating holidays to tours designed to challenge and motivate. All of our fantastic guides are passionate about swimming outdoors and will do their utmost to ensure you feel comfortable, confident and have the holiday of a lifetime. If you can’t find a trip to suit your needs or dates, do ask us about our bespoke tours. We can organise weeks for schools, weddings (yes, really!) birthdays, and groups.

SwimQuest is also a proud member of the Travel Trust Association, the only travel network in the UK to guarantee 100% financial protection to you, the consumer.  Click here to find out more. 

SwimQuest offers swimming holidays suitable for every level of swimmer, in warm and cold water locations around the world. Whether you are a complete beginner or an English Channel swimmer, you are very welcome on a SwimQuest tour. We strongly advise having a chat to John, Alice or Charlotte before you book to ensure you’re booking onto the best possible trip for you.


We provide quality, friendly, safe swimming holidays for people of all ages and abilities. Our service has a personal touch and we are very proud of our trips. Talk to us and let us deliver your perfect swimming break.

Quality – Our primary aim is to provide quality swimming locations, swim guides, swim safety and accommodation.

Accommodation – We pick our accommodation very carefully. Our accommodation is selected to ensure that guests can enjoy relaxing in comfortable, beautiful surroundings, next to the water we all love so much.

Outstanding customer service – we take our customer service extremely seriously and we are very proud to have been recognised as providing excellence for three years running by Feefo, the independent review platform.  Read what other guests have to say about us here!

Adaptable – if you have an unusual circumstance, a concern about one of the trips, or a specific request, just ask. We will do our utmost to ensure that we accommodate your needs.

Bespoke tours – if you haven’t seen what you require on our website, we also offer a bespoke tour service and can either modify or build trips to suit your group.

Advice – we provide individual, tailored advice to our guests to help them realise their swimming potential.

Swim technique video analysis – all swimmers will be filmed both above and below the water, and will be offered advice on stroke improvement. Videos will be available to guests post-tour.

Partners welcome – partners are very welcome to join our tours. Contact us for advice on which tours would be most suitable for your non-swimming partner.

Small group sizes – we pride ourselves on offering a warm and personal service. Our small groups ensure that we can help you improve and fulfil your swimming potential.

Good food – we have worked hard to ensure that all food provided on our tours is homemade, healthy and satisfying; just what you need after a good swim.

Minimal travel requirements – all our itineraries are carefully designed to minimise travel to and from swim start points, leaving more time for swimming.

The SwimQuest Network Your SwimQuest journey doesn’t stop when you go home. We pride ourselves in keeping in touch with our guests; following and supporting their challenges and adventures. We built the SwimQuest Skills Network in order to celebrate and share the swimming expertise we have built up over the years. The SwimQuest Network is run in association with our incredible guest coaches, partners, and often guests who have blown us away with impressive improvements, achievements and challenges. Whether or not you have been on a SwimQuest holiday, you are very welcome to join one of our seminars or sessions, use our swim set suggestions, or ask us for any swimming related help or advice. If we can’t help, we will point you in the direction of someone who can!