Courtesy of Red Bull, San Francisco, California.

Ross Edgley flew to San Francisco, California to attend the Open Water Summit only five days after completing his 157-day Great British Swim (UK).

Tired and exhausted from the 3,218 km assisted stage swim around the coastlines of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland for sure, but the constantly smiling and genuinely humble British adventurer kept the audience laughing during his Q&A session with Adam Skolnick of the New York TImes at the Summit held at the famed Olympic Club.

In addition to being recognized by Guinness World Records at the Summit, Edgley is up for a WOWSA Award in the category of the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

To vote for the WOWSA Awards and select one of the following nominees in the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, visit here:


World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominees:

1. Catalina Channel Crossing (USA) by Hank Wise
2. Century Swim around Key West (USA) by Bill Welzien
3. Great British Swim (UK) by Ross Edgley
4. HK360Swim Around Hong Kong Island (Hong Kong) by Simon Holliday
5. Ice Kilometer (Netherlands) by Sven Elfferich
6. Double Ice Mile (Germany) by Hamza Bakircioglu
7. Kangsha River Swim (Bangladesh) by Kshitindra Chandra Baisya
8. Lake Zürich Two-Way Crossing (Switzerland) by Katrin Walter
9. Santa Barbara Channel Crossing (USA) by Jim McConica
10. Sfax to Djerba Marathon Swim (Tunisia) by Nejib Belhedi
11. Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada) by Edoardo Stochino
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal (Brazil) by Glauco Luise de Oliveira Rangel
13. Triple Country Swim (Italy-Monaco-France) by Carina Bruwer
14. Tsugaru Channel Tandem Crossing (Japan) by Nora Toledano Cadena and Mariel Hawley Dávila
15. Two-way Santa Cruz Island Crossing (USA) by Ken Mignosa

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