World’s first circumnavigational swim of Islay Scotland.

A feat never before attempted in the history of humankind. This July, Explorers Club members Justin Fornal and Chad Anderson will be the first to swim around the island of Islay Scotland. Following in the footsteps of the late Alfred Barnard, Justin and Chad plan to stop by each of the working distilleries and build upon Alfred’s written account with video, photographs, and scientific exploration.


Learn more about our epic swim, the science, the sponsors, and the resulting pillage blend.

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