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SwimQuest Maldives Beginners Tips 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 […]
Manta Ray in The Maldives 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 on a SwimQuest Channel and Distance week 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 […]
MV Virgo happy turtle SwimQuest 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 […]
SwimQuest Croatia Sunrise 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 […]
SwimQuest Bespoke Services #GMSWIMDAYFIVE- #GMSWIM: DAY FIVE (FINAL DAY!) This September we are proud to be supporting Christopher Woodward as he embarks on his fourth – and final – Sponsored Swim in support of The Garden Museum. This week, he will swim 30 kilometres within the Arctic Circle to raise money to display two objects of natural history and […]
Christopher Woodward Arctic Challenge #GMSWIMDAYFOUR-   #GMSWIM: DAY FOUR This September we are proud to be supporting Christopher Woodward as he embarks on his fourth – and final – Sponsored Swim in support of The Garden Museum. This week, he will swim 30 kilometres within the Arctic Circle to raise money to display two objects of natural history and complete […]
Lofoten, SwimQuest Holidays #GMSWIM DAY THREE- #GMSWIM: DAY THREE This September we are proud to be supporting Christopher Woodward as he embarks on his fourth – and final – Sponsored Swim in support of The Garden Museum. This week, he will swim 30 kilometres within the Arctic Circle to raise money to display two objects of natural history and complete our […]
#GMSWIM DAY TWO- #GMSWIM: DAY TWO This September we are proud to be supporting Christopher Woodward as he embarks on his fourth – and final – Sponsored Swim in support of The Garden Museum. This week, he will swim 30 kilometres within the Arctic Circle to raise money to display two objects of natural history and complete our […]

 

 

 


 

 

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