Swim Around Britain – level 1

13-06-2018 15:00

A man plan to swim around Britain. His name is Ross Edgley. The swim is around 2,700 kilometres long. It will take him 100 days.

During the swim, he cannot touch the ground. This is not normal for the human body. His tongue and throat can swell up. This is called ‘salt mouth’. When this happens, he cannot eat normal food. He must eat only smoothies and protein shakes.

One time, Ross goes for a swim. He swims non-stop for 48 hours. He gets a sickness called ‘trench foot’. The skin on his foot gets black because it is dead.

Difficult words: will (in the future), swell up (become larger, red and painful).

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