In 2018, Ross Edgley became the first swimmer ever to circumnavigate Great Britain

In 2018, Ross Edgley became the first swimmer ever to circumnavigate Great Britain

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We pick up with The Great British Swim with Edgley braving the unseen…


The Great British Swim isn’t all sunshine and dolphins. This week Edgley entered the dark zone and gave us a first-hand account of what swimming in the dead of night is really like, and brought us face-to-face with the creatures that lurk there.

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Edgley also provided a behind-the-scenes of life on the boat. Where does he sleep? What’s his safety checklist? What awful hour is he waking up to swim?


The Great British Swim is as much a mental game as a physical one, and as Edgley arrived in Scottish waters the enormity of the task facing him begins to hit home. It’s was time for the Great British Swimmer to call on the advice of his good friend and ex-special forces operative, Ant Middleton to help him overcome the ensuing mental battle.

Not only do we get a visit from a SAS hero this week, but mischief comes knocking from Edgley’s two brothers who make their way on the boat. About time the strongman swimmer got a trim don’t you think?


Half rhino, half whale. As he hit the halfway point of the Great British Swim, Edgley reflected on how his body is adapting to suit the challenge and gave us three reasons why he is in love with the Scottish coast.

The Great British Swim pushes the boundaries of what the human body is capable of. How can you embody this test for yourself?


Records are there to be broken and that’s exactly what Edgley did this week in setting the World Record for the longest ever staged swim. Most people would be happy with just that accolade, but not Edgley, who was quick to acknowledge, despite the celebrations, there’s still a long, long way to go.

Arrive for world record and stay for Question Time with #RhinoNeck, behind-the-scenes of sea life and map route updates from the boat’s captain.

Click through to the next set of episodes of the Great British Swim as Edgley continues to brave Scotland’s frigid waters…

2019-04-24T22:29:20-07:00April 25th, 2019|

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