ABOUT US

INTRODUCING SWIMQUEST

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.

SwimQuest 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 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.

WHAT MAKES SWIMQUEST SO SPECIAL?

We work with the experts
We are lucky enough to work with, and be endorsed by some of the best coaches in the world of swimming. Our technique weeks are run by experts in their field, including Olympians James Goddard and Cassie Patten. Our long distance weeks are run by some of the most experienced coaches in the world, including the ‘Channel General’ Freda Streeter MBE and Dover’s Emma France, and many of our swim guides have also been qualified by silver Olympic Medallist Keri-anne Payne as Open Water Swim Coaches.

Outstanding, personal 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!

Our guides are incredible! 
We understand that our swim guides are integral to your holiday experience. We are hugely proud of our team of guides, who are inspirational, caring, talented, organised and great fun to be around.

Quality from start to finish
Our primary aim is to provide quality swimming locations, swim guides, swim safety, food and accommodation. We pick our accommodation very carefully – it is selected to ensure that guests can enjoy relaxing in comfortable, beautiful surroundings, next to the water we all love so much. We source our food locally, often using local chefs, and we work with local pilots and experts to make sure that we deliver a safe, unique swim experience. 

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.

Non-swimming 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.

Easily accessible locations & minimal travel requirements 
All our itineraries are carefully designed to minimise travel to and from swim start points, leaving more time for swimming.

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

Adaptable and accessible 
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. We have organised two swimming honeymoons, seven birthdays, school trips and even a swimming holiday wedding! 

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!