We pick up with The Great British Swim with Edgley battling waves and chilly waters…
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 13
As Edgley swam towards one of the most exposed parts of the Scottish coast, a tangle in the sail caused panic on-board Hecate. Edgley explained how he is keeping his motivation levels up after last week’s World Record celebrations.
In true #GreatBritishSwim fashion, another week sees another injury for the GBS crew — just another example of the rough and raw side to this colossal challenge. Eighty-three days down, how many more to go? Drop a comment of how long you think it’ll last.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 14
As Edgley crawled his way to the top of the country, changes in climate and tides massively affected his output. And then there was the minor detail of sharing waters with a giant shark, but in true stiff-upper-lip fashion, none of this prevented the stout Britisher from setting a new #GreatBritishSwim speed record.
Predictions of an easy ride around Scotland long forgotten, everything Edgley and his team expected on the journey has changed. Cape Wrath by name, Cape Wrath by nature.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 15
Another week and another World Record for the Great British swimmer – but there was little time for celebration as Edgley needed to stay focused on his ultimate goal – making it back to Margate and becoming the first person in history to swim around mainland Great Britain.
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Sorry in advance 😐 The harsh reality of spending hours, days & months at sea swimming #greatbritishswim 😊 Excited to get back on land (once we finish this cheeky swim in 600 miles) 😊 where I’m going to be working (and documenting) my foot rehab with the heroes at @vivobarefoot as I basically learn to walk (and run) again after the tiny ligaments, tendons and muscles in my feet and legs have atrophied (shrunk) from over 100 days at sea (a similar physiological phenomena that happens to astronauts from months in zero gravity) Maybe a #greatbritishswimrun 😊But first, let’s finish this cheeky paddle around the country 😊
►Fun fact: Ross knows exactly which part of the #GreatBritishSwim was the worst for him. Head to 9:06 in the video to hear what he’s found most challenging.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 16
It was a week of mixed emotions for Edgley as he made his way across one of Scotland’s toughest obstacles yet – The Moray Firth.
Amongst the toil – a flying visit from some new friends brought up the mood on the boat, only for past demons to rear their ugly heads at the worst possible moment.
Click through to the next set of episodes of the Great British Swim as Edgley continues heading south…