testimonials

Mariana Ramos,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Fui desafiada a experimentar por uma amiga e confesso que estava um pouco de pé atrás. No entanto, acabou por ser uma experiência inesquecível que vou sem dúvida continuar a repetir! O André foi um bom professor, cheio de dicas e insights, resultado da sua vasta experiência na água! Recomendo qualquer pessoa a experimentar (incluindo nadadores de piscina) porque existem muitas diferenças entre nadar no mar em piscina, mais que não seja para passar bons momentos na natureza!

Luís Repas,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

Every time I visit Portugal I think to myself how nice would it be to go for a dip in one of those amazing places I love, but without a swimming buddy I never really gave it a try as the sea there is so unpredictable and not to fool around with, even when it looks calm. This time it was different. I had a great day and ticked a box of my "Portugal swim spots" wish list André, many thanks for being so professional and easy going. I'm sure I will be back in the water with SwimTogether. Hopefully soon!

Hans Müller,  German Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Very special and extraordinary swim experience in Madeira - I will come again and book with SwimTogether for sure.

Isabel Ferreira, Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Experiência incrível! Achei que ia morrer de medo do fundo escuro, barreira que me levou a adiar a experiência muito tempo, mas a verdade é que mal me lembrei dele durante a sessão - o André transmite uma segurança enorme e ajuda muito a manter o foco na técnica. Equipa disponível e bem-disposta. Impecável!

Rúben Coelho,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

I was a little afraid of starting with open water swimming but with the coach Vania Neves it has been a great adventure... Yesterday it was our 5th class and it was the first time I've seen surfers between me and the beach. Amazing feeling... Because open water swimming it's not just in the South, I share a couple of pictures of Matosinhos beach adventure.

Rita Ferreira,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

MUITO obrigada por toda a experiência, pelo acompanhamento, pela análise, pelas fotos e pela simpatia 😊😊! Gostei IMENSO.

Jorge Silva,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Tive esta semana a primeira experiência de natação em águas abertas, com a SwimTogether e o André Santos. Foi excelente! O André demonstrou enorme profissionalismo e competência, uma grande atenção a todos detalhes, técnicos e de segurança, transmitindo uma enorme confiança e motivação a quem, como eu, está a iniciar esta prática. Acresce a tudo isto a grande simpatia, boa disposição e espírito positivo do André, que fazem com que mesmo aquilo que para algumas pessoas poderia ser uma adversidade (como seja, por exemplo, ter caído uma enorme bátega de água durante o treino), se transforme em algo que só vem contribuir para tornar a experiência ainda mais marcante. Só não foi única, porque tenciono repetir...

Hélder Fernandes,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

Experiência espetacular. É notável o empenho e a atenção com os instruendos. No meu caso, experiência reduzida, resolvi fazer-me ao mar e solicitar o auxílio da SwimTogether. Bendita hora em que resolvi entrar nesta aventura. Desde já o meu agradecimento ao André. Vemo-nos em breve.

José Esteves,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Num dia triste e com chuva nada como começar o dia a treinar em Caxias com a excelente companhia do André. Foi o primeiro treino, mas estou ansioso pela próxima experiência.

Miguel Borralho,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

It was a great experience. Even when the conditions were not perfect, André never stoped trying to give the best possible adventure, always with great concern with my security

Teresa Loureiro,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

Momentos diferentes, bons, inesquecíveis.

Simon Brownleader,  English Swimmer - 2020

 

 

This was a magical half day open water swimming tour near Sesimbra with my 14 yr old daughter. Andre was a fantastic guide, very attentive to all of our needs and always kept a close eye on us making sure we didn’t get into any trouble. He took us places you would never be able to reach by yourself and experience the wild beauty of swimming through caves, arches and next to spectacular cliffs. Even if you are new to open water swimming and want to do something very different I would highly recommend this.

Rui Zenoglio,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

A dedicação e simpatia do André. Muito boa onda.

Hugo Marques,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

Consegui esclarecer as dúvidas que tinha quanto ao nadar em águas livres. Óptima recepção por parte do André... sempre bastante motivador e disponível em ajudar em relação os receios que pudesse ter. De igual forma tirou dúvidas em relação a materiais e deu dicas para um melhor desempenho... pronto para continuar... e claro que recomendo!!!

Willy Waks,  American Swimmer - 2020

 

 

After 8 years of open water swims in the US, mostly in the beautiful San Francisco Bay, I took the plunge and started the same in the sea waters of Portugal. Temp was a toasty 18C here, both in Caixas and Carcavelos. As a newbie in these waters, I felt comfortable having Andre from Swim Together chaperone me, although the waters were calm and friendly compared to the Bay waters. Not only is Andre a very experienced swimmer, he is friendly and great company. If you like to discover OWS in Portugal, reach out to him.

George Emkes,  English Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Experience from start to finish was great. Andre was incredible at tailoring a package that worked for us as we had limited time and no gear. We then met Steve for our swim who has great local knowledge as well as swimming knowledge and is an all round top bloke! And the rest is down to the incredible scenery 🙌 Thank you SwimTogether!

Heidi Barrantes,  Peruvian Swimmer - 2020

 

Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa poder haber nadado contigo en aguas abiertas, gracias Swim Together, gracias André Santos por ser tan profesional y tener tanta empatía para hacerme pasar unos días inolvidables, sin duda regresaré 💪🌊🔜!!!

Pablo Basarte,  Spanish Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Super profesional y amable. Siempre haciendo las cosas fáciles para los clientes. Muy recomendable sin ninguna duda.

Alfredo Chambel,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Hoje foi a primeira experiência com a SwimTogether em águas abertas. O acompanhamento 360 por parte do André no momento, dentro de água, transmite-nos uma enorme segurança e confiança. Com as dicas e as correções imediatas, rapidamente melhoramos a técnica e o estilo, permitindo-nos usufruir de forma tranquila da natação em águas abertas. Recomendo vivamente. Excelente SwimTogether. Muito obrigado André! 👌🏊‍♂️

Bruno Teixeira,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

Pela primeira vez experimentei nadar em aguas abertas, não podia ter corrido melhor. Com a ajuda do André, consegui corrigir alguns erros e ganhar motivação para nadar ainda mais. Como diz o André “é corrigir isso e meter muitos km’s em cima do fato.” Muito obrigado. Aconselho vivamente.

Mário Rodrigues,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Primeira experiência de natação de águas abertas. O André foi muito profissional durante toda a experiência incluindo análise dos pontos a corrigir na tecnica de nado. 5 estrelas.

Cristina Sánchez,  Spanish Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Después de tener un tiempo la idea de comenzar a nadar al aire libre, conocí la empresa. Nuestra intención era coger confianza, ir con un material apropiado, conocer el comportamiento del agua mas "salvaje", perder el miedo y comenzar a entrenar triatlon. Lo hemos conseguido! André es fantástico. Seguí su instragram (buscar @swimtogether_pt), ya que es pionero en este tipo de actividad y una mañana estirando despues de correr en la playa de Caxias (Lisboa), le reconocí (por las fotos de la red social) y le saludé. Desde el primer momento, me asesoró sin ningún compromiso, hablamos sobre la idea que teníamos nosotros y quedamos. En la actividad practicamos técnica, realizamos un entreno totalmente adaptado a nuestra necesidad y nos hizo un seguimiento a la que va nadando contigo. Un placer, contamos con seguir las actividades que se organicen.

Ismail Laabdi,  Moroccan Swimmer - 2020

 

Totally recommend... I had a really good experience with Andre. A fantastic 4 days swimcamp where I swam more than 23km in amazing beaches... I discovered many beautiful places whether by swimming or hiking...

Nelva Ramirez,  Spanish Swimmer - 2020

 

 

El trato recibido es excelente, agradable y profesional, siempre dispuestos a ayudarte. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

Sabine Vollmer,  German Swimmer - 2020

 

Super organisierte Trips, tolle Erlebnisse, einfach wunderbar!!! 💕

Barbara Grandi, Italian Swimmer - 2020

 

Pontualidade, Preço/qualidade, Profissionalismo, Qualidade.

Paulo Torres,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Fim de semana fantástico entre amigos em locais paradisíacos! Organização super profissional em que a segurança esteva sempre em 1° lugar! Será certamente para repetir e obviamente para aconselhar a alguém ! Sucessos para a vossa empresa que transforma sonhos em realidades!

Yves Bellini,  Swiss Swimmer - 2020

 

Very nice and professional organisation. Highly recommended. I hope next time a group will join as I was alone. André takes care of everything and very flexible. Country is beautiful, food is excellent.

Marta Oliveira,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

A great getaway weekend! Full of incredible landscapes, beautiful water and an amazing crew 😎 I’ll definitely would like to repeat this experience and can only highly recommend it!!!!

Laura Pomesano, Italian Swimmer - 2020

 

Obrigadoooo, gostei imenso!

Mariana Guillardi, Brazilian Swimmer - 2020

 

O André foi a pessoa mais atenciosa que eu poderia ter encontrado para criar forças e voltar a nadar. Deu-me todo o suporte e apoio que eu precisava fora do mar e dentro dele.

Ricardo Campos,  Brazilian Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Realy nice planning and training. I strongly recommend :) Andre has a solid knowledge of the technique and the open water environment.

Kate Morán,  American Swimmer - 2020

 

Pretty wonderful experience... doesn’t matter if you are a competitive open water swimmer or first timer.

Ema Figueiras,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Há algum tempo que queria experimentar nadar em águas livres e finalmente aconteceu. Obrigada André pelos teus conselhos e por me teres ajudado na realização desta experiência!

Nuno Marujo,  Portuguese Swimmer - 2020

 

 

More than a holidays only company Swim Together has an offer for already regular open water swimmers or beginners in the open waters (especially ocean).
The natural evolution/ complement of an indoor swimmer towards a more well rounded one has just started and what a start. An awesome "première" in safe conditions, swimming level skills adapted in the company of André a great swimmer and passioned natural guide.
Eager to see the next steps and spots to have fun swimming in the ocean in safety and in great company. Also because Portugal is after all just a small piece of land surrounded by a vast ocean to be enjoyed and preserved by everyone.

Adriana Norte,  Brazilian Triathlete - 2020

 

 

Obrigada André, pelo profissionalismo e gentileza. Dia maravilhoso de volta às águas abertas. Já a pensar no próximo treino!

Lloyd Umali,  American Swimmer - 2020

 

I dealt with Andre directly and he was very pleasant and courteous througout. We worked on various scenarios and came up with na exciting swim holiday in Portugal. However, due to the pandemic, we could not proceed. SwimTogether’s policy on refund/cancellation was fair on its own and Andre even offered to give me a full refund even outside of the timeframe stated in the policy. I felt that Andre went above and beyond on that aspect in light of the pandemic. I will work with Andre again to finally see my Portugal swim holiday come to fruition, hopefully very soon.

Anke Meyer,  Danish Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Already in the booking process, we - two OW swimmers from Denmark with a few years of experience - had a very good dialogue with André who was extremely flexible and accommodating in taking up our wishes and adapting the programme accordingly. In the end, our Sesimbra swimming adventure fell victim to the Corona crisis, but while we are still struggling with the airline to get a refund for our plan tickets, the cancellation process with SwimTogether was extremely smooth and easy - we had our money back in literally no time!

 

We are convinced, we would have had a fantastic time with André and hope we can join him for a swimming holiday when “this” is over. We wish him all the best for his young but very promising enterprise in these difficult times!

Steve Cordwell,  English Swimmer - 2020

 

My husband Steve, spent a long weekend with Andre and Pedro, he was so excited. Over this weekend, he got to swim at 3 places he's never visited before, he loved it. Exploring caves, pillars and bays in 16-17° water supported by Swim Together, what more would an open water swimmer want? It's given him so much motivation to find new places to swim in the magical Algarve.

Gabriela Rego,  Brazilian Swimmer - 2020

 

 

Fantastic swim with André Santos from SwimTogether and fun day exploring the coast of Portugal! André planned the day very well, focused on safety and delivering an amazing experience! I’m coming back for more!

Pak Him,  USA Master Swimmer - 2019

 

 

This is the best SwimCamp I’ve ever been to. Andre gave us the best experience. The swim spots were out of this world. The accommodations were comfortable and the food so delicious. On some occasions he even cook home made Portugal soul foods for us. He took so many pictures of us. And after swimming for the whole day, he brought us to places that regular tourist never go to. I think the most important thing is Andre and Filipe really have a big heart. I don’t know how to describe it better. Please try and feel for yourself.

Maria Virginia,  Venezuelan Master Swimmer - 2019

 

 

This was a wonderful experience, Andre is thoughtful and thorough on the details of the swim camp, ask you about preferences, races, pace, dieting. He has the best attitude during the whole trip and always gives you feedback which is awesome. I fully recommend this swim camp.

Angus Baldwin,  Australian Master Swimmer - 2019

I went on a private guided swim tour of Sesimbra with André. The experience was amazing. The coastline was breathtaking. André was very friendly and very educated. He provided everything required and really knew the area. He knew several great lunch spots and made the day special. I highly recommend a swim tour with Swim Together.

Amaya Ugalde,  Spanish Master Swimmer - 2019

 

I think I am having " Saudade" since the Sesimbra swim camp. "Saudade" is a Portuguese word meaning absence, a strong feeling of missing someone or something. What do I miss? A long list:

I miss swimming in a stunning unspoiled ocean. Sesimbra is a top open water destination if you want to experience safe swimming in nature at its best: unpolluted waters, spectacular cliffs and caves, marine life and birds. Really breathtaking and diverse spots to swim and explore at the same time. It is much more than just swimming.

Second. I miss the Swim Together team, André, Filipe, Bernardo and Mario. They are experienced, truly passionate swimmers and helpful at any time. At the same time they stay humble, kind and warm in that very unique Portuguese way. A perfect balance. I can not think of a better company than them to feel at home and at ease.


Third. The flexible schedule that André offers to meet every swimmer´s needs. A tailored swim camp to make the most of it.

Fourth: Outstanding food. No need to elaborate about the excellent Portuguese cuisine. Everything tastes great there.

And above all I miss the magic moments shared swimming together, laughing together and just enjoying together.

For these and many other reasons I´m more than willing to go to the river swim camp soon. Take me back again André!!!

Bernardo Ferreira,  10km Swimmer - 2019

 

 

A unique opportunity to meet more open water swimmers who share the same passion for the sport than I.

Pedro Biscaia,  Master Swimmer - 2019

 

 

As a swimmer I am passionate about open water swimming. With SwimTogether I am able to keep challenging my limits and relax exploring incredible spots only known by locals.

Rúben Chaves,  Swimrunner - 2019

 

 

The sport where you can challenge your limits and know the most beautiful natural places.

Margarida Madeira,  Swim Guide - 2019

 

 

A great way to get to know the best portuguese open water spots with experienced guides.

Laura Miranda,  Master Swimmer - 2019

 

 

I have lived unique experiences in safety and in places of a rare beauty, winning personal challenges and coming out of the water with a smile from ear to ear.

Bruno Safara,  SwimRun Portugal Director - 2019

 

 

Discover the ancient heritage of a country connected to the sea with an amazing team that will provide you a lifetime experience.

Miguel Roldão,  Master Swimmer - 2019

 

 

Open water swimming is much more than a passion! A different world in contact with nature and friends.

Francisco Cunha,  Swimmer - 2019

 

 

We usually see the sea from shore, but it is also beautiful when we get to see the shore from the sea and that is why I am passionate about swimming!

Natália Nascimento,  Triathlete - 2019

 

 

Swimming in open waters it's my passion, the sensation of freedom and the sintony with nature itself is surreal! Connect to this, we get to know spetacular landscapes. All the adventures together with an amazing crowd.

Priscila Gonçalves,  Triathlete - 2019

 

 

It was the best open water experience of my life!

Marco Alexandre,  Photographer - 2019

 

 

Working with SwimTogether has been an amazing experience, not only because I'm an outdoor enthusiast, but because each trip you get to know amazing places and share life experiences with outstanding people. I surely recommend you join us some day!

Diego López,  Ice Swimmer - 2019

 

 

Open Waters give you a very unique sense of freedom and adrenaline boost that everyone should try. SwimTogether does an excellent work by offering unique locations and routes for swimmers of all levels.

Filipe Fernandes,  Swim Guide - 2019

 

 

The perfect adventure if you're looking for a great time swimming through some of the most impressive landscapes with an unique group of like-minded people! As one of the swim guides what's more rewarding is to see the constant enthusiasm and strong connections that are created between the team right from the first day, with everyone wanting to return before even leaving.

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