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Series Two – Spring 2021

Episode 1 – UNCERTAINTY

Everything has been so uncertain! We hear from Jaimie Monahan doyenne of Ice swimming, about how she coped. We catch up with Steve and Norma talking about their fabulous Webinar which kept us entertained
and Emma France from Dover Channel Training about how to cope with the uncertainty that IS the English Channel


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Links and long versions are here:

Jaimie Monahan long version of interview

Find out more about Jaimie Monahan

Steve and Norma long version of interview

Find out more about Immersive Hebridies – Norma’s swimming holiday company
and there are links to the Webinars there
Find out more about H2O Training – Steve’s Watersport site

Emma France Long version of interview

Find out more about Emma France and Dover Channel Training

Also the link to the Immersive Experience in your very own bathroom with Sylvia Mercuriali

Series One – Spring 2020 to Winter 2020

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.

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Plus
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 7 – The Wellness Factor

We cast our net far and near. Finding happy swimmers donning Burkinis in Sydney and wetsuits in Lake Geneva. Plus we visit top London swim spots at Hampstead and the Serpentine.
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Bonus Audio: Hunter and Vicki discuss their journeys and the part Channel swimming has played in their lives.

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.

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Episode 5 – The Adventurers

Learn all about Maelstroms with a Wild Brother, amazing endurance feats from women and a knife wielding Crocodile Dundee. Also sea swimming tips from Dan and what swimmers do for their 70th birthday treat.

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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.

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Episode 3 – The Limits of Obsession
What does it take to swim the Channel 34 times? Why would anyone swim across the treacherous Pentland Firth (Otherwise known as Hell’s Mouth)? One thing we found out this episode is that takes a lot more than just grit! 

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Episode 2 – Stepping Back into the Water

After the lockdown, how are people like Keri-anne Payne and Calum Maclean getting back to swimming

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Episode 1 – The English Channel

Hunter Charlton interviews Sarah Thomas who made a historic 4-way Channel crossing in 2019. And Vicki Carter talks to Freda Streeter MBE, celebrated trainer of hundreds of Channel swimmers.

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