If you love swimming outdoors, a good vacation involves pretty much anywhere there’s water, but serious swimmers may want to take it a step further than splashing in the shallows. While planning trips around hiking or biking are common, swim-oriented vacations are just starting to become popular.
While many swim vacations are organized by groups, we recommend a more DIY approach. That will give you flexibility over your schedule and may be preferable when traveling with others who don’t share your passion for the deep blue. If you’re up for planning your own swim-venture, here are seven awesome locations to take the plunge.