This amazing challenge, The Great Bristish Swim, started 5 months ago, the 1st of June in Margate with the porpouse to cirmcumnavigate Great Britain’s Mainland, without touching ground. The last chapter of this adventure was on Sunday 4th of November at the same place where he departed, with 300 swimmers waiting for Ross Edgley to swim with him the last meters of this inspiring jourmey.
The numbers of this challenge are simply impressive. 157 days swimming, with an avarage of 12h a day on the water, to complete 2.883 km.
With this achievement Ross Edgley has estasblished a few World Records, but the most important one is that the Great British swim has becamo the World’s Longest Staged Sea Swim.
To make all this possible, Ross had the support of his crew, highlighting the figure of captain Matt Knight, who had the mission to guide and advice Ross during his journey, using his awesome knowledge of the sea, currents, tides and so. He has been a key point to make this project a reallity. On the other hand, Ross girlfriends, Hester Sabery, who has taken care to feed and support Ross. But there has been much more people involved.
From OW News we want to highlight some aspects that has been crucial at the Great British Swim.
The main one is the mental aspect of the challenge. Ross has done an outstanding performance thanks to his positive attitude, always showing a smile on his face, no matter if uncountable jellyfished smashed into his face, the famous rhino neck, salty tonge… he always finded the way to change negative things into positive.
Then the nutritional strategy he has followed together with resting time.
And to conclude, the amazing job of Matt Knight and the comprehension of Ross about the ocean. You can do whatever you want, but at the end, you have to play with oceans rules!
Huge CONGRATS to Ross Edgley for this outstanding performance and to inspire and encourage all of us!
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