GTC works with Red Bull to provide tracking for "The Great British Swim"

great-british-swim-ross-edgley On 1st June Adventurer Ross Edgley set off on "The Great British Swim", an attempt to become the first person to swim the circumference of mainland Great Britain. Ross will swim day and night on a 2,000 mile swim which he aims to complete in 100 days. He will not once step foot onshore until he completes his swim at Tower Bridge, London. A challenge of this scale requires extreme fitness levels as well as precise planning of the nutrition and calories required and Ross certainly has those skills. British GQ describes Ross as "a decorated expert in the fitness industry. For over 10 years he’s been involved in every area of sport, fitness, and nutrition imaginable. He started as an international athlete playing water polo for Great Britain but later moved into the academics of sport and graduated from the world renowned Loughborough University School of Sport and Exercise Science." Ross going through his kit list including SPOT Trackers from GTC The Great British Swim is supported by Red Bull and we were approached by them to suggest the most compact and effective tracker to transmit Ross' progress throughout the journey. With excellent UK coverage we recommended the SPOT 3 Tracker which is the smallest, most cost effective personal satellite tracker available. Ross' co-ordinates will be transmitted every 10 minutes by the SPOT tracker and will be used to confirm the completion of the journey and earn Ross his world record. So why would you undertake a challenge of this scale?

"I want to inspire people to get out there and challenge themselves - maybe try your first open water swim, sign up for a triathlon, or your first park run - find something that you didn’t think you were capable of and prove yourself wrong."
As with many of our customers' challenges we're fascinated by this project and looking forward to following the progress over the next 100 days. Excerpts taken from the full article about Ross' swim can be found at the Red Bull UK Website TRACK ROSS LIVE AT https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/projects/great-british-swim

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