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Lake Bled swimming in the winter

Swimming outdoor is mainly known as a summer activity, but some brave swimmers do it all-year around.

We got an email in October 2011 saying: "EasyJet magazine is interested in doing a feature about winter swimming in Lake Bled. We look for some Slovenian swimmers (hopefully including Martin Strel - Big River Man) to come and swim with us. We are keen to promote other winter activities around.”

And one month and a half later they arrived, Easyjet travel writer Jonathan and a photographer Jamie. We spent great three days together swimming (water temps 6-7 °C), cross-country skiing, doing biathlon and enjoying great cuisine and wine. The article ‘The Iceman Swimmeth’ was recently published in January 2012 edition of Easyjet magazine Traveller. Magazine’s cover quote: Brrr…we go winter swimming in Slovenia! See Full PDF Article.

lake bled winter swimming slovenia

Lake Bled was the host of World Winter Swimming Championships in January 2010 and we have decided to continue the tradition of winter swimming at this beautiful lake. We co-organise Lake Bled Winter Swimming Cup on 11th February 2012. Come join us swimming or just enjoying winter season.

If you are already making summer plans, we run 4-day organised swimming holidays on Slovenian lakes and river in July and August.