Episode 8 – ICE
It’s ICY out there, so we went in search of the Ice Swimmers. We hear from Jaimie Monaghan doyenne of Ice swimming, Ram Barkai who set up International Ice Swimming Association and Rostislav Vitek the fastest ice miler. We also meet Attila Manyoki, the fastest man to complete the Oceans Seven challenge who was hospitalised with hypothermia.
The beautiful Attila film “Oceans Seven – The Hell of the North” can be found here
Sarah Kennedy Norquoy’s “Salt on my Skin” book is available from bookshops or here in the UK
Episode 6 – The Pioneers
A veritable history of swimming, including Beowulf’s sea adventures and celebration of the true pioneers of open water swimming who have smashed down gender and racial stereotypes. Plus the history of the Speedo and the swimming professor.
Episode 4 – The Lifesavers
Find out about a charity which is saving Cambodian children from drowning. The RNLI give us some home truths about staying safe and the extraordinary story of an Icelandic Fisherman who took 6 hours to swim to shore after his boat sank and his colleagues drowned.