Early on Sunday morning channel4 broadcast their TV coverage of the British Gas Great Long Swim event which took place on the 3rd of July 2010. Over 5000 swimmers took part and abilities ranged from complete beginners right through to Olympic and Ironman Swimmers. The field even comprised of of the fastest man to even swim across the English Channel, Petar Stoychev, who swam the Channel in 6hrs 57 mins. Its a Distance of 22.5 miles as the crow flies. The British Gas Great Swims are mostly just one mile.

If you missed the show, you can watch each episode here from the Channel 4OD Website. Can you spot me? Enjoy! And maybe I shall see you there next year 😉

Originally posted 2010-11-25 11:28:21.