Swim Strait

The “pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization” that results from addiction to drugs & alcohol has only been compounded by the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Last September, I was able to raise $5,000 for The Herren Project from a fundraiser I conducted by swimming around Coronado Island. A couple of months later, I attended a (virtual) mutual support meeting, as is my habit, and was encouraged to hear another individual on that meeting share that he was already experiencing some of the rewards of Recovery, thanks to a Treatment Scholarship that he received from The Herren Project.

One could say that I was directly witnessing the benefits provided by that fundraiser during this meeting. This as an instant affirmation for each of the nearly 17,000 strokes I pulled during that 12-mile swim, and for every one of the $5,000 raised from each and every individual that opened their wallets.

Now more than ever, I am inspired to do more. This coming September, I’m planning to attempt an even longer expedition, swimming more than 20 miles across the Catalina Channel. My goal this time is to raise $20,000 for The Herren Project. I am asking for your support in planning and preparing for this endeavor. It will require a vessel, support crew and observers. As I prepare, I am also helping others discover the benefits that a swim program can have for their ongoing mental well-being. I am coaching individuals in Recovery and also helping those in early Recovery to access swim facilities and training through my Swim Strait program.

Be part of Team iSwim4. Corporate sponsorships can receive recognition through exposure during the event. Individual supporters have the opportunity to become part of the on-board support crew.

For more details and to donate – visit www.iSwim4.com – or contact me directly at [phone redacted] to discuss a corporate sponsorship or consider becoming part of the crew.

Please help me do it again – even bigger and better!
Become a donor to the iSwim4 campaign today. Help me to inspire. Help others transform their lives. 

To learn more about my story, the iSwim4 campaign and Swim Strait program where I bring the therapeutic benefits of swimming to others in early Recovery, please visit iSwim4.com. 


Click on the link above to see an example of  just what is possible in Recovery!

Major donors to the iSwim4 - Swim Strait campaign may also receive exposure for their support by sponsoring our escort boats with their name and logo emblazoned on the bow or flying from an onboard flag. Contact me for details on becoming an on-board support crew member for the Catalina Channel Marathon Swim, speaking engagements, or to join our Catalina Relay Team in 2022.


  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Gail Walsh 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos


Jeffrey Rake 
Lower Merion Township, PA
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