'The Severn Swimmer' has made history

A man from Gloucester has become the first person ever to swim the length of the River Severn. The 220-mile challenge from the river's source in mid Wales to Severn Beach is the equivalent of ten English Channel swims.

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'The Severn Swimmer' ready to make history

Kevin Brady has been swimming every day for the last month and will finish at Severn beach this afternoon Credit: ITV News

Adventurer Kevin Brady is expected to make history today as the first person to swim the entire 220 mile length of the River Severn. That's the equivalent of ten English Channel swims.

The 32 year-old from Gloucester, has had to battle hypothermic water, sharp debris, treacherous undercurrents, parasites, pollution and large boat traffic as he completes more than 10 miles a day. Today marks a month since he started the challenge.

Kevin has already raised over £10,000 for the Superhero Foundation, a charity Kevin co-founded with cousin and fellow fundraising adventurer Jamie McDonald. The charity assists families that need funds to access otherwise inaccessible treatments for mental or physical illness.

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