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Teaching refugees to swim in Greece - Ellen Kemper is a compulsive swim instructor (as you’d readily know if you were in her lane). In her retirement from 30 years working with Native American Tribes, she’s spreading the joy of swimming. Ellen joined us on our Greek Swimming holiday in Mathraki and then she went on to Lesbos to teach swimming to […] A TONIC OF OUR TIME - “After an initial grimace or operatic warble comes laughter, joy, connection with those you are swimming with.” Tia Tamblyn writes and cooks on the theme of sustainable living from her family home Botelet Farm (www.botelet.com) in South East Cornwall. In this blog, Tia shares with us some of her favourite things about winter swimming. Cold […] Body Image in Open Water Swimming - Deakin and Blue have just launched a new range of costumes which promise to make women feel amazing. We catch up with Deakin and Blue founder Rosie Cook, to find out a little more about them … Ask any regular swimmer and they’ll tell you that the swim community and the places they swim (be […] SWIMQUEST RECIPES – ALMOND TARTS - GRANDMA TODD’S SPECIAL ALMOND TARTS (As baked for swimmers by Alice on the SwimQuest Scotland trips) These almond tarts are a favourite at a Todd Christmas, but seem to have crept into everyday life, and SwimQuest life too! They are a wonderful home comfort alongside a nice big cuppa anytime of year, and are perfect […] DOS AND DON’TS ON YOUR FIRST SWIMMING HOLIDAY - A Beginner’s Guide to SwimQuest Swimming Holidays DON’T worry too much about training for your trip It’s not a bad idea to do some swimming in preparation for your first swimming holiday, however don’t worry if you haven’t managed to get to the pool (or lake, or sea) as often as you would have liked. SwimQuest trips […] Convincing your non-swimming partner … - HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR NON SWIMMING PARTNER TO BOOK A SWIMMING HOLIDAY … We hear it often – “I’d love to come on a swimming holiday but my other half just isn’t a swimmer”. If this sounds like you, read on – we may be able to help you out, without you having to barter […] THE MAGIC OF THE MANTA - SwimQuest Guide Alice describes her first magical manta ray experience in The Maldives. The boat stopped sooner than expected, and rolled in sapphire-gilded waves. The desire to jump was irresistible. Eager and anxious, fumbling with mask and fins, I flopped in, limbs akimbo. A loud splash: then warm, heavy, silk-water – a secret doorway into […] JESSICA HEPBURN’S 21 MILES - 21 Miles Jessica Hepburn is a SwimQuest veteran and author of 21 Miles: Swimming in search of the meaning of motherhood (out 3rd May from Unbound, £14.99). In this blog she tells us a little bit about her first SwimQuest experience, and how her 21 miles began. The first time I spoke to John from […] SAVE OUR SEAS - Save Our Seas ON THE SWIMQUEST MALDIVES TRIP THIS APRIL, SWIMQUEST GUIDE MIA RUSSELL SAVED A TURTLE FROM SOME PLASTIC FISHING NET, WHICH PROMOTED AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE ON OUR TWITTER FEED. HERE MIA REFLECTS ON HER TRIP AND THE IMPACT PLASTIC IS HAVING ON OUR ENVIRONMENT. The Maldives conjures dreamy picture-postcard images of tropical atolls […] PARADISE IN YOUR PALMIZANA - PARADISE IN YOUR PALMIZANA … SAM MOULD reflects on HER FIRST impressions of the island of st klement, croatia … Hvar seems like a metropolis in comparison as we arrive by boat to the tranquil island of Sveti Klement. Zipped here over clear turquoise blue waters to a very warm welcome by Familia Meneghello: Romina, Tarin and […]
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