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Swim the Eden Expedition

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Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson and Robbie Hudson completing the 90-mile (145 km) Swim the Eden Expedition down Cumbria's River Eden. Courtesy of James Silson.
Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson and Robbie Hudson preparing for the Swim the Eden Expedition
Swim the Eden Expedition is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

The Swim the Eden Expedition was an unprecedented 3-man 90-mile (145 km) 9-day stage swim (and source to sea swim) by Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson and Robbie Hudson down the length of the River Eden in Cumbria, England where each brother swam the entire length of the river. They invited 5 OSS swimmers to join them on their penultimate and final days. Their effort resulted in their tandem swim being nominated as the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Hudson Brothers[edit]

The Hudson Brothers or the Wild Swimming Brothers include the 23-year-old ROXOA manager Jack Hudson, 25-year-old sales manager and ultra-triathlete Calum Hudson from London, and 28-year-old artist Robbie Hudson ("The Unstoppable Turtle")from Berlin, Germany who do a number of OSS Adventure Series (Outdoor Swimming Society Adventure Series) events including the Hudson Brothers on the River Eden.

The three brothers also crossed the world’s third largest whirlpool, the Corryvreckan as part of their training near the iconic Scottish island of Jura in 25 minutes.

Support Team[edit]

Their support team includes Luke Palmer, Sandy Kerridge, and Chris Brzozowski.

Swim The Eden[edit]


with Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson and Robbie Hudson by James Silson

2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominee[edit]

Swim the Eden Expedition is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Andreas Fath (Germany) Swim for Science
2. Andrea Fazio (Italy) Like Father, Like Son
3. Christian Reichert (Germany) FINA World Cup Champion
4. Dan Projansky (U.S.A.) Butterflying Marathoner
5. Jim Clifford (U.S.A.) Oldest Triple Crowner
6. Fast and Frozen by Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), Elina Makïnen (Finland) Two-way North Channel Relay
7. Ganga Avahan by by Paramvir Singh, Gullupilli Narahari, Saripilli Srihari (India) Stage Swimmers
8. Jordan Wilimovsky (U.S.A.) Olympian & World Champion
9. Kelly Gneiting (U.S.A.) Sumo Swimmer
10. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand) Farallon Freestyler
11. Matthew Moseley (U.S.A.) Trifecta Lake-Ocean-River Swimmer
12. Mike Arbuthnot (South Africa) Midmar Mile Founder
13. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) Camel Swim
14. Night Train Swimmers by Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kimberley Chambers, Adam Eilath, Ashley Horne, Vito Bialla (U.S.A./New Zealand) NT300 Relay
15. Oceans Seven Relay by Rick Gaenzle, Chris Kraus, Brian Ross (U.S.A.) Triumphant Trio
16. Susan Simmons (Canada) Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis
17. Swim The Eden Expedition by Calum Hudson, Jack Hudson, Robbie Hudson (Great Britain) Brotherly Wild Swim
18. Team Nadadores Locos by Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, Andrew McLaughlin (U.S.A.) Two-way Farallon Islands Relay
19. The Old Men And The Sea Relay by Don Baker, Dr. Bill Spore, Dave Radcliffe, Graham Johnston, Bob Best, Bob Beach, Norm Stupfel (U.S.A.) Catalina Cruisers
20. The Deep Enders by Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, Stacey Warmuth (U.S.A.) San Nicholas Channelers
21. Theodore Yach (South Africa) Robben Island Swimmer
22. Trent Theroux (U.S.A.) Comeback Circumnavigation
23. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) Saint Malo to Jersey

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

Swim the Eden Expedition's 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nomination reads as follows:

Swim The Eden Expedition by Calum Hudson, Jack Hudson, Robbie Hudson (Great Britain) Brotherly Wild Swim
25-year-old Calum Hudson, 23-year-old Jack Hudson, and 28-year-old Robbie Hudson, labeled the Wild Swimming Brothers, completed their 3-man GPS-tracked, 9-day 145 km (90-mile) Swim The Eden Expedition along Cumbria's River Eden in England from Hell Gill Beck in North Yorkshire to the Solway Firth where the river flows out into the Irish Sea. They camped out along the river and carried along their provisions and gear, living a primal wild swim that captured the attention of both open water swimmers and not, inspiring many others to enjoy and protect the natural world. For their year-long preparation that included a 25-minute swim in Gulf of Corryvreckan, the world's third largest whirlpool, for their desire to rekindle memories of their childhood and brotherhood growing up along the River Eden, and for their unprecedented brotherly wild swim, the Hudson Brothers' Swim The Eden Expedition is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

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