Discover some of the most incredible open water swimming vacation destinations. From guided, packaged group swimming holidays, to self-guided ‘swim-it-yourself’ trips and daring wild swimming adventures, we give you the pluses, the minuses, and the inside scoop.

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A humble lesson on Lake Kachess

Sudden and unexpected rough swimming conditions turn a perfect wild swimming adventure into scary lesson about danger and preparedness. It was a beautiful sunny day at Lake Kachess. This was the perfect peace we had…

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Swim Around Magical Isola San Giulio, Lago d’Orta

This is the account of our self-guided open water swim around Isola San Giulio, in Lago d’Orta, Northern Italy. Often referred to as the “hidden gem” of the Italian Lakes, Lake Orta is a small, picturesque…

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The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, Lago Maggiore

This is the account of our self-guided open water swim to the very steps of the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso in the pristine waters of Lake Maggiore, Northern Italy. Perched impossibly on a…

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