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                                      Swim The Big Blue

            The world's first full Atlantic Ocean swim 

                 Nov  2016, 2,000 Miles, Africa-Brazil
Filmed for TV and verified for Guiness World Records   
                    Inspire our children and nations  
                            Raise money for charities 

         Donate today and claim your reward level & have             your name and photo on
  "Dream, Live and Achieve - nothing is impossible!"

Ben's Story

Ben's inspirational story of surviving premature birth, collapsed lungs and dying three times in ICU at birth, is highlighted further by his drowning at five-years of age in a swimming pool in Belgium, which only served to enthuse him and drive on his love of water and the sea. Swimming seemed a positive thing and during his teen years Ben took part in a few long distance swims for charity and recreationally trained in the pool.

Ben was born in London, United Kingdom, and lives between the USA and UK. As a child, he moved within the UK and EU with his family and the British Army. As an adult Ben has served with the military, police and worked within mental health and Psychology. In his spare time, he writes fiction and is a 2* AIDA freediver and Open Water PADI scuba diver. His love of open water and swimming, is second only to being a father.

Swim History

As an adult Ben trained for distance swimming, middle distance running and eventually, a period of triathlon amateur competition. Later, whilst living in Fuerteventura and recovering from depression, he turned his focus to spending more time in the swimming pool and sea swimming up to 25 miles in a day and freediving, scuba and more long distance swimming in the UK, Atlantic and Mediterranean sea but today three-years on from a severe bout of depression, Ben has turned his life around for himself and his daughter and has been training 6-days per week in the pool, sea and gym to achieve the impossible!

Ben remains a regular guy wanting to achieve the extraordinary.

"I want to inspire you and the nation to see that nothing is impossible! With your help, my team and I can achieve an epic, world first for all of our children..."

Your donations will support final start line costs and 20% will go to our charities; any amount over our target amount will 100% go to our charities on equal split among the 4 charities.

Donate today!
Claim your reward and join Ben as he swims 2,000 miles, Africa - Brazil, on the world's first, full, Atlantic Ocean swim to be verified by WOWSA and Guiness World Records and filmed for TV documentary by Chief Productions.


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