You don’t need much to get involved in bog snorkelling. Just a snorkel, flippers, a weak sense of smell and the ability not to feel the cold.

The World Bog Snorkelling Championship is held in Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, and the rules are simple: swim two lengths of the bog as fast as you can.

If you’re the fastest you could be the very proud owner of an enormous sense of achievement, and a healthy measure of respect from your peers.

Anto meets Kate

When we asked Anto to snorkel in a bog he jumped at the chance. But this challenge is a tricky one even for internet sensations to grasp.


We enlisted the help of Kate, who has got a lot of bog snorkelling experience and a surprising amount of suitable equipment.

An introduction to bog snorkelling

If you thought preparing to swim through a muddy bog in Wales would involve a good hard look at yourself

and a reassessment of life’s purpose you’d be correct.

Training begins

He’s ready in mind, but is he ready in body? The hard work is about to begin as Anto gets put through his paces.

The final touches

It’s Anto’s last day of training, and the pressure is on as he nears the potentially career defining finale.

Competition day

It’s the day of the competition. Will he sink, swim, or get out a bit early? All is revealed.