Bob Swims, an attorney and enthusiastic volunteer who is training in Oregon, is the brainchild and passion of Bob Needham.

Bob will use a step-by-step, year-by-year approach to swim the Catalina Channel in 2011, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 2012, and the English Channel in 2013.

Bob Swims emerges from his passion to raise awareness about suicide.

It affects people in so many ways. I want to help those who are at risk of committing suicide by supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.”

I will also attempt a double crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge. The double crossing is symbolic for a couple of reasons. First, more suicides have been committed at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world. Second, crossing over and back is reflective of a person’s journey across the abyss of suicidal thoughts, and the return back to safety.”

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