Courtesy of Ben Hooper, Atlantic Ocean.

After three years of planning, training, preparing and fundraising, 38-year-old Ben Hooper will leave his native United Kingdom this Wednesday to begin the Swim The Big Blue. “We are aiming for a November 2nd start in Dakar [at the] latest.”

The Daily News of Open Water Swimming will post information and updates sent daily from Hooper’s escort boat as he swim across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Brazil over an estimated four months.

The Captain’s log will provide a variety of information including the daily distance swum and the distance actually traversed.

Hooper, a former police officer, can be tracked here. For more information, visit www.swimthebigblue.com.

Nothing is impossible.”

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