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)