Watch Ben Lecomte swim 5,000 miles to raise awareness about marine pollution


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‘The Swim’ documents Ben Lecomte’s longest swim to date – 5,000 miles.

Watch the long distance swimmer (and we mean the long distance swimmer) Ben Lecomte Swim 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The trip lasted about 6 months and swam from Tokyo to San Francisco.

The aim of the feat was to raise awareness about marine pollution, which he has been doing for a number of years. In 2019 Lecomte swam 300 nautical miles – 8 hours a day for approximately 3 months – as part of this work through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch of the Pacific Ocean.

Lecomte, a swimmer animal, is qualified for this type of insane attempt. In 1998 he was the first man to swim across the Atlantic.

The documentary, The Swim, based on Lecomte’s attempt, premiered this week on Discovery +. Learn more and watch the full documentary Here.

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