The event saw a team of five men from the southwest of England swim 100 miles in just 24 hours to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The swimmers were originally planning to undertake the first ever swim relay crossing from Guernsey to South Devon, but when treacherous weather conditions forced the original plan to be cancelled, the team remained undefeated. In spite of their disappointment, they took to the open water of Clevedon Marine Lake to complete the target distance.

Lifedge iPad case

Throughout the challenge, the team was closely supported by Lifedge, whose Managing Director, Tom Reed, was at the water’s edge offering encouragement, whilst providing media and filming updates. Lifedge also supplied the team with its waterproof iPad Case, which was used extensively during the gruelling training sessions in the build up to the event.

The waterproof iPad case from Lifedge provides complete protection from water and shock damage, and is rapidly becoming a must-have accessory for all those participating in water-based events. Rigorous testing has shown that an iPad in a Lifedge case can be immersed into one metre of water for 30 mins, or dropped from the height of one metre without sustaining any damage, providing the consumer with confidence to use their iPad in any situation.

John Jameson, Great Big Monster Sea Swim Team member said: “The waterproof ipad cases from Lifedge made a critical difference to the challenge. We’d never have followed complicated training programmes in the water, sea and lakes using old style paper notes. Not only did the case enable us to execute our training well, it also meant that that we could video the entire project in rich detail from the water.”

The case uses a semi-rigid two-piece case that fits securely together to create a watertight seal, and comes with a useful stand for propping an iPad up. Models are available to fit the iPad 1,2 and 3, and touchscreen usability is available at all times, as are volume, on/off and home buttons, and both front and rear camera functionality. Retailing at £99, it can be purchased from

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.