This is what it’s like to swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (National Geographic)
August 22, 2019

Roughly a thousand miles southwest of San Francisco, Ben Lecomte, a 52-year-old French long-distance swimmer, is exploring one of the ocean’s most polluted places. It’s day 71 of his 80-day swim across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling repository …

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Swimmer, with early support from San Pedro’s AltaSea, embarks on a grueling journey across the Pacific
June 5, 2018

Donna Littlejohn After seven years of preparation, Paris-born Ben Lecomte began a 5,000-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean that will benefit a number of causes, including San Pedro’s AltaSea which was one of the project’s early supporters. The swim began …

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AltaSea: Beacon – Special Edition – June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

AltaSea, The Swim Launch Pledge Drive as Ben Lecomte Begins Pacific Crossing The Swim, Ben Lecomte’s audacious project to swim from Tokyo to San Francisco to raise awareness about Pacific Ocean pollution, has begun, and with it, a joint program …

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Next Leg of The Longest Swim Looms For Crew and Ship
March 14, 2018

AltaSea is preparing to say bon voyage to the support crew and ship of The Longest Swim, Ben Lecomte’s audacious project to swim across the Pacific this summer to raise awareness of plastics pollution clogging and killing the ocean. Along …

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