The British Gas Great Swim Series 2009

Thanks to Channel 4, you can enjoy highlights from the 2009 series of events.

Natalie Pinkham and Steve Parry present the first event as over a thousand swimmers take the plunge in London’s Royal Victoria Dock to swim alongside a world class elite field of Olympic athletes.

Click to view video on youtube of Episode 1 (48m 16s)

Hundreds of mass swimmers, from amateurs to Olympic athletes attempted to swim a mile in Srathclyde Loch. View video on youtube of Episode 2 (48m 14s) presented by Natalie Pinkham and Steve Parry.

6000 mass swimmers navigated the beautiful waters of the Lake Windermere in a mile-long swim. Click to view video on youtube of Episode 3 (48m 12s)

The final of four Great Swims in 2009 took place at Alton Water in Suffolk. Click to view video on youtube of Episode 4 (47m 50s)