Return to UK

1 March 2017

First, let me say a huge thank you to all of our supporters, charities and sponsors!

Having evacuated our injured crew including myself back to Senegal, France and the UK, all are doing well. We are happy to be home safe. What a journey this has been. It will certainly make for an interesting book and documentary to come.

We have attempted this world-first swim: every single mile of The Atlantic Ocean and have all given it 100% of everything we possibly could. Against the odds, overcoming death from a reaction to a Portugese Man 'o War jelly fish sting, and against the ever changing weather, our final verified distance was approx. 160.6km (5% of total swim target). I am sorry we did not make it further and the day we had to stop for safety, was the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

We have all learnt so much to take forward with us as well as had our eyes opened to the depths of human emotion and survival. Thank you all so much for all of your support and donations to our charities.

Now, we must focus on closing off the first-attempt and taking our message of inspiration and the first ever verified attempt, to swim every mile of The Atlantic Ocean forwards (Statement to follow from WOWSA). 

Thank you swimmers - this is not the end of our journey, simply the beginning.