I’m not an olympic swimmer, I’m an adventurer who likes to swim
Ben is no stranger to our oceans. In 1998, at the age of 31, Ben become the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean without a kickboard after a 73-day drift swim from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Quiberon, France.
In December of 2018, Ben was the first person to
attempt to swim from Tokyo, Japan to San
Francisco, California to raise awareness about the
oceans health. Ben successfully swam 1,500NM,
however; after 165 days at sea, Ben and his team
were forced to call off ‘The Swim’ due to 7 irreparable damage to the mainsail.
2019: THE VORTEX
After experiencing the nightmare of plastic pollution everyday during his last ocean crossing, Ben is more committed than ever to use his passion to raise awareness and inspire change towards our relationship with plastic. Putting his dream world-record attempt aside, Ben chose to focus his efforts on being a voice for our oceans, and uncovering the myth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
By swimming 300NM in the vortex, making his way from
debris to debris, Ben will provide his unique point of view
and strengthen his connection with the ocean and marine