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!!!