We pick up with The Great British Swim with Edgley braving the unseen…
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 9
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.
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?
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 10
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?
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 11
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.
Swim with a smile 😊 After 70 days and over 1,000 miles one thing the #greatbritishswim has taught me is the “science of the smile” having not overtrained or missed a day swimming yet😊 The theory is based on Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) “the study of the interaction between psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems of the human body” which needs A LOT more explaining than an Instagram post will allow 😊 @lborouniversity lecture topic?
The Great British Swim pushes the boundaries of what the human body is capable of. How can you embody this test for yourself?
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 12
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.
It’s OFFICIAL (eek) 😊 Today the #greatbritishswim became recognised at the World’s Longest Staged Sea Swim (without flippers & snorkels). Muchos HAPPY but only a mini celebration & then 900 more miles to go 😐IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’ve ever commented, liked or shared this adventure I CANNOT thank you enough… you’ve NO idea how much your support has helped 😊
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…