Swim Around Britain – level 2

13-06-2018 15:00

Extreme sportsman Ross Edgley is planning to swim around Britain, and he will not touch dry land once.

The swim will be around 2,700 kilometres long and will take him 100 days. He will burn around 1 million calories. Even a thing like eating will be a problem because his tongue and throat can swell up in all that salty water. This condition is called ‘salt mouth’. Ross will have to eat smoothies and protein shakes.

The human body is simply not meant to be in the sea for 100 days. When Ross went for a 48-hour, non-stop swim, he managed to get trench foot. That is a condition when the skin becomes black and dies off.

If all goes well, he will finish in London on the 8th of September.

Difficult words: swell up (become larger, red and painful), condition (a medical problem).

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