The Countdown to the North Channel

It is now just 2 weeks before my swim window opens on August 18th and I am getting a little nervous to say the least. As the weather is so unpredictable for any channel swim, a swimmer always books a 5 or 6 day window of opportunity in relation to the tides so that...
The Dangers of Overtraining

The Dangers of Overtraining

My North Channel Swim is getting increasingly closer and I am starting to get a little bit stressed out about it! Have I trained hard enough? Probably not. Have I partied too much? Probably so. I am however confident that I have done enough to get me across and I am...
From Fit to Fat to Fit again!

From Fit to Fat to Fit again!

With six months to go until my North Channel Swim between Ireland and Scotland I am starting to up the training level and intensity considerably! Unlike many other extreme long distance swimmers I prefer not to waste my days plodding up and down the pool at a steady...
English Channel done – What next?

English Channel done – What next?

My name is Ed Williams. I am a swimming teacher based in Cambridge but also class myself as an extreme marathon swimmer. On August 14th 2006 I completed my lifelong dream aged 19 to swim solo across the English Channel. This 22 mile swim considered by many as the...