Edward Williams

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Edward Williams of Elite Swimming Academy
Edward Williams of Elite Swimming Academy
The Overlord 70 English Channel relay that includes John Kulewicz, Bryan Avery, John Boyd, Joe Hall, James Penrose, Edward Williams, and Don McNeil (alternate)

Edward Wiliams is a marathon swimmer and public speaker based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. 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.


[edit] Elite Swimming Academy

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

[edit] Marathon Swimming

In 2006, Williams 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 also intends to complete the Oceans Seven series of swims before his 30th birthday before September 2016.

The Oceans Seven is open water swimming's version of the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. 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.

Williams is also a member of the Overlord 70 relay team that crossed the English Channel in a little over 12 hours on 8 June 2014 to commemorate D-Day and to replicate the composition of the Allied Expeditionary Force of 1944. Its members included John Kulewicz, the team leader and an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio, Bryan Avery, British information technology consultant, John Boyd, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel now working for NATO, Joe Hall, a U.S. Air Force Colonel and B2 Stealth Bomber pilot, James Penrose, an American lawyer living in London, Edward Williams, a British marathon swimmer and swim instructor, and Don McNeil as its alternate, a Canadian-born physician who practices in Columbus, Ohio

[edit] Video

Video of Edward's solo English Channel Swim from 2006.

[edit] Overlord 70 Video by Bryan Avery

[edit] External links

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