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There has been a huge growth in the number of extreme swimming challenges that people are prepared to attempt. Perhaps it is the idea of achieving something that nobody else has ever done or seizing the opportunity to push your body to the limit of its endurance and many swimmers see it as a chance […]
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Physically the swim took a lot out of me, I lost more than ten percent of my body weight, I’m quite small anyway, I was just over ten and a half stone and dropped below ten stone half way through the swim, it was then I realised I needed to make a change and change […]
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Yes it’s always interesting adjusting back into real life after an adventure, especially an adventure when you’re out at sea for so long, there were four of us on a boat which was really small and you kind of form your own little community and it was brilliant y’know, my crew were incredible I couldn’t […]
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Has the swim been life changing? ….Umm that’s a hard question, but yes it has definitely been life changing for me because after I cycled around the world and got run over and couldn’t finish my goal of being the fastest person to cycle around the world, I got home and I was very depressed […]
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Video Transcription : Everyone keeps asking me ‘why did you keep going, it took you two and half months longer than you expected’ and the one thing that kept coming into my mind was that if I didn’t finish, going onto my emails and getting all those ‘told you so, I told you it wasn’t […]
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What’s next on the cards for Sean? Everyone keeps asking me this, well I’ve done a long cycle and a long swim, so I should really do a long run shouldn’t I? I’ve actually cycled Lands End to John O’Groats before and have now swum it, so this summer or end the end of the […]
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Well coming out of the water at John O’ Groats two months ago I vowed I would never swim ever again, but I’ve obviously got the swimming bug now, because I’m shooting off to South Africa in a few weeks time to compete in the world largest open water swimming event, it called the Midmar […]
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Video Transcription : A typical day in the life for me now? Well, yeah it’s quite busy, I get up a sort of normal time about 8 in the morning probably, probably a bit later than when I would normally get up but I’m still trying to recover from the swim. I then spend most […]
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Well since finishing the swim its been a bit of a whirlwind, I had no idea who was following, I had no idea so many people would find the swim interesting. When you’re out at sea your mind plays little games on you and I literally thought I was going to finish, go home and […]
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Sean Conway – It was a bit of a whirlwind adventure, I remember sitting here at Simply Swim before I set off thinking – ah it will be a summer adventure! Two, two and half months and I’ll finish. But four and half months later I was still actually swimming in Scotland in November, which […]
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