2022 is winding down and now we set our sights on what 2023 will bring. What are your new fitness goals? Have you ever considered a swim vacation? What better way to combine your love of swimming and fitness with your love of seeing the world and trying new things? The number of companies in the swim vacation space has expanded in the last few years with a growing number of locations and experiences
Most trip itineraries range from 4-5 km per day, but some companies offer "beginner" trips or "short swim" trips. SwimTrek offers trips specifically for beginners with total daily swim distances from 2-3k in locations such as Greece, Mallorca, Hawaii, Turkey and Croatia.
BYONS "Bring Your Own Non-Swimmer"
SwimQuest and SwimVacation both mention activities for non-swimmers. This can include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, riding on the guide boat or even yoga. SwimQuest even provides a tutorial on how to convince your non-swimmer partner that this "swim vacation" will be amazing and offers a 10% discount for non-swimmers. Many of the other companies have limits on how many non-swimmers are included on the trips.
All the swim vacations include accommodations, but that can vary from a cabin on a 30 foot, 20-passenger yacht to a private beachfront residence or hotel. SwimVacation touts some of the more luxurious vacation experiences like this trip to Hawaii that includes a private chef preparing all meals at a beachfront private residence, oceanfront massage therapy, outrigger canoe trip, swimming clinics, other aquatic sport activities and an open bar.
Tell us about your swim vacation!
Have you been fortunate enough to go on one of these swim vacations? Please share your experience and tips in the comments!