We pick up with The Great British Swim with Edgley eating to stay afloat…
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 20
If you’ve ever wondered what someone swimming around Great Britain needs to eat each day, then look no further.
In this episode Edgley document through his culinary routine from dawn till dusk, and you won’t be surprised to hear there are a few unusual choices along the way when it comes to nutrition. A yen for noodles, shifted to porridge with biscuits, while bananas and gobs of peanut butter have featured prominently throughout.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 21
As well as the sights and sounds Edgley has experienced on his epic swim around Great Britain, there’s also been the tastes, some of them far from pleasant.
This week, the Strongman Swimmer crossed into his home county of Lincolnshire – but not before navigating the murky waters of another busy shipping lane, with some unexpected surprises lying in wait.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 22
As Edgley gets ever closer to the end of this epic challenge, he starts to think about the practicalities of life back on land.
A check-up with the physio causes concern as Ross struggles with the routine task of putting one foot in front of the other.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 23
With Margate just around the corner and this most extraordinary of swims nearly at an end, Ross finds some time for reflection and begins to sum up the legacy of the #GreatBritishSwim.
Amid these big thoughts, Edgley’s brought back to earth when an old ocean rowing friend stops by with some much-needed advice about the challenges he’ll face adjusting to life back on land.
GREAT BRITISH SWIM: EPISODE 24
It started as a dream, that at times turned into a nightmare, but in the end finished victoriously. After nearly three thousand kilometers of swimming, Edgley entered the record books – again – by becoming the first person in history to swim around the entire coast of mainland Great Britain.
It’s a feat that will be poured over, discussed and analysed for years to come, but for a precious day it was simply about enjoying the final moments of this most extraordinary swim and truly appreciating the impact it’s had on so many people.
TIME SINCE EDGLEY LEFT MARGATE
Edgley’s original goal was to complete the feat in 100 days, but still set a record completing the swim in 157 days. Powered by innumerable bananas, he swam between six and 12 hours a day, taking breaks for sleeping and eating on an accompanying boat.