Fundraising for World First - Swim the Big Blue 2

Welcome to World-first expedition
Swim the Big Blue 2!

October 2022 - Africa to Brazil - 3,000  km Swim across The Atlantic Ocean,
for Charity, World-first Ocean and Human physiology Research.

We are fundraising for the amazing
Ben Hooper to help him with his final
few expedition costs (including safety equipment). Can you join Ben and his team today, to achieve the extraordinary in 2022?
If so, donate today and claim your reward of your name on the support vessel and name on our swim supporter page on

Help save our oceans and support mental health charities as well as vital, world-first ocean and human physiology research.
Please read all about it on the STBB2 website and be sure to follow Ben's Instagram page for more details and the latest
updates. In return for your donation, your name will appear on the STBB2 website supporter's page scroll and support vessel.
Anything beyond this target will be donated (along with charity events in 2022-23) to all of Ben's chosen mental health and
ocean charities.

Swim the Big Blue 2 follows the 2016 expedition (STBB1) in which Ben became the first and only human to gain a verified
attempt to swim every single mile of The Atlantic Ocean (WOWSA, 2017).

It is with so many lessons learned from 2016, that in October 2022, Ben Hooper will be reattempting the world's first swim from Senegal, West Africa to Fortaleza, Brasil. For 200 days, Ben will battle the elements of the Atlantic Ocean for up to 8 hours per day, consuming upwards of 10,000 calories per day as he swims over 3,000km for North East Brasil to become the first human ever to complete a full and verifiable swim of every single mile of the Atlantic Ocean from continental coastline of mainland Africa (Dakar) to continental coastline of mainland South America (Fortaleza). This will be verified by WOWSA for GwR and is all for our charities and conducting world-first ocean fabric and human endurance, astronautical, and swimming research.

Along the way, his experienced team will undertake research with ocean partners AtlantECO & Plankton Planet and human
physiology research with The University of Portsmouth, Extreme Environment Labs & Professor Mike Tipton, and Dr. Heather Lunt & Professor Igor Mekjavic of The Jozef Stefan Institute. Further, we are providing schools and research information across our website pages and all will be filmed for TV. 

Together, in a time where the world needs to come together more than ever to recover from the pandemic and heal our world,
let us work together to unite our nations, help our children's mental health and give them a future, and a planet they deserve.



The charities that STBB2 are raising funds for are: 

Ocean Generation 

Young Minds 


Mind Herefordshire 


All the information about these fantastic charities can be found here  



  • Claire Strang 
    • £30 
    • 5 mos
  • Natasha Pollard 
    • £10 
    • 5 mos
  • Krissie Carter 
    • £10 
    • 6 mos
  • Roy Jacobs 
    • £5 
    • 6 mos
Become an early supporter 

Your donation matters


Ben Hooper 
Portland, England