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Where Are They Now? Ben Lecomte

Courtesy of The Longest Swim by Ben Lecomte between Tokyo and San Francisco. Ben Lecomte will attempt a solo stage swim between Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California. He expects to start his transoceanic swim [...]

Ben Hooper, Jennifer Figge Waiting For Ocean Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, stage swimmers British Ben Hooper and American Jennifer Figge are waiting anxiously for their transoceanic swims to start. Weather is causing delays [...]

Get Going With Gino Gönenç Kalganoğlu

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gino Gönenç Kalganoğlu grew up near the sea in the Turkish coastal town of Çanakkale. His multi-cultural and multi-lingual background has now led him to become an American citizen [...]

The Tools Of A Transpacific Stage Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Benoît Lecomte swim 5,500 miles from Tokyo to San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean during The Longest Swim, he will use a variety of equipment [shown above]. His [...]

Date, Details Of The Longest Swim To Be Announced

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Both Ben's were scheduled to start their transoceanic swim last year, but both Ben's delayed their swims. Ben Hooper delayed his transatlantic solo stage swim between Senegal and Brazil [...]

Ben Lecomte Stepping In The Waters Off Tokyo

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ben Lecomte is interviewed by Aaron McHugh on the Work Life Play Podcast about his transoceanic solo swim from Tokyo to San Francisco, starting in June. Listen here. Follow [...]

Ben Lecomte Ben Hooper Crossing The Ocean

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While Ben Lecomte is busy preparing to swim across the Pacific Ocean, Ben Hooper is preparing for his own solo swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Transoceanic solo swims are [...]

Is There A Doctor On Board?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Benoît Lecomte walks into the Pacific Ocean to begin his 5,500-mile (8,851 km) transoceanic swim, he is going to have a medical, scientific and research team like no [...]

It Is Not A Transponder, It Is A RadBand

Photo of the Rad Band photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Triathletes and open water swimmers often wear transponders and all types of timing devices on their wrists and ankles during competitions. But no [...]

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