Edward Williams

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Edward Williams of Elite Swimming Academy
Edward Williams of Elite Swimming Academy

Edward Wiliams is a marathon swimmer and public speaker based in Cambridge UK. He is the Director and founder of Elite Swimming Academy Ltd, a winner of Young Person of the Year 2011 and a solo English Channel swimmer currently working towards completing the Oceans Seven challenge.

Edward's company Elite Swimming Academy Ltd was founded in 2007 and has taught over 5000 students how to swim.

In 2006 Ed swam the English Channel and in 2010 he swam the length of Lake Windermere raising in excess of £70,000 for Prostate Cancer Research and East Anglia's Children's Hospice.

He intends to complete the Ocean's 7 series of swims before his 30th birthday before sept 2016.

The Oceans Seven (or also informally known as Ocean's Seven or Ocean's 7 or Oceans 7 or el Desafío de los 7 Océanos in Spanish) is open water swimming's version of the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. It was first conceived in 2009 by Steven Munatones and is showcased in a film by Red Bull Media House called Defeating Oceans Seven that documents the quest by Stephen Redmond to become the first person to achieve the Oceans Seven. To date, only 4 humans in history have completed the Oceans Seven: Stephen Redmond of Ireland, Anna Carin Nordin of Sweden, Michelle Macy of the U.S.A., and Darren Miller of the U.S.A.


This is a video of Edward's solo English Channel Swim from 2006.

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