Swim Strait

The “pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization” that results from Substance Use Disorder continues to devastate the lives of an ever-increasing proportion of our population. 

Over the last 3 years, I have been able to raise nearly $10,000 for The Herren Project from fundraisers I conducted through my open water swimming pursuits.  One of the greatest rewards for my efforts was realized when I attended a (virtual) mutual support meeting, as is my habit, and was encouraged to hear another individual on that meeting share that they were already experiencing some of the rewards of Recovery, thanks to a Treatment Scholarship received from The Herren Project.

One could say that I was directly witnessing the benefits provided by those fundraising efforts during this meeting. This as an instant affirmation for each of the nearly 2,000 miles I have trained over the past 3 years, and for every one of the nearly $10,000 raised from each and every individual who opened their wallets.

Now more than ever, I am inspired to keep up the fight. This coming September, I’m planning my 2nd attempt to swim more than 20 miles across the Catalina Channel and I plan on several other notable swims along the way. My goal for 2022 is to raise $20,000 for The Herren Project. I am asking for your support in preparing for and facilitating this endeavor. Such expeditions require a large amount of resources. 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.
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Jeffrey Rake 
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