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A three-part adventure documentary series

A three-part adventure documentary series following presenter Gareth Jones's journey as he challenges himself to swim 60km to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Gareth Jones in a wetsuit looking towards the cameraplay video

"I don't know if I can do this, but what I do know is that it's never been done before."

Cameras will follow Gareth’s every move in a 3x 60 ob doc series as he pushes himself to the limits swimming across lakes and reservoirs from south to north Wales in three weeks.

Gareth, originally from north-east Wales but now living in London, began wild swimming a few years ago with some friends and realised that he was “quite good at it”. Since then he’s been swimming in a local reservoir building up distance.

“It’s going to be a huge challenge but I’m going to give it my best shot.” says Gareth. “What a wonderful way to rediscover my homeland exploring stories around and beneath the water. This should feel immersive for the viewers too, combining classic documentary techniques with innovative computer graphics revealing the world below and log my biological data as I swim.”

“I don’t know if I can do this, but what I do know is that it’s never been done before. I’m hoping to become the man who swam across Wales!”