A Worldwide Open Water Splash - Whatta Great Swim

A Worldwide Open Water Splash – Whatta Great Swim

The ripples have been forming for a while, but get ready for a huge splash on May 15th, the day of the British Gas Great Salford Swim.

Some of the world’s best open water swimmers and 2,000 other competitors will compete in unique course at Salford Quays.

World champion Keri-Anne Payne and Olympic medalists Cassie Patten and David Davies will take part as will some of their fiercest rivals. Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe will help present the live coverage of the event on BBC Two.

British Gas Great Salford Swim is part of the Great Swim Series that will attact over 25,000 swimmers in 2011. Not only will the event be featured live on BBC in the United Kingdom, but it will also be shown live on BBC Sport Website which will be available worldwide.

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