I'm Ben Lecomte, Professional Distance Swimmer. Next Week I will attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean (Tokyo to SF). Ask Me Anything!
Hello! My name is Ben Lecomte. In 1998 I became the first man to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. I'm here to talk about my next great journey as I attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, starting in Tokyo and ending in San Francisco in an attempt to raise awareness for our ocean's health.
My six-month Trans-Pacific journey begins next week and will cover over 5,000 miles of ocean. The entire expedition will be captured on Seeker, where viewers can track my progress and watch daily videos and live moments.
For more information on my journey see the trailer link HERE
Thank you for all your great questions! That was a lot of fun. I have to head back to the boat to continue preparing with the crew. I will try to keep answering questions as they come in.
To track my journey, please tune-in to Seeker.com/theswim and its social channels to watch daily videos and live moments from the expedition, with weekly updates also airing on Discovery.
You can also follow our progress at https://www.facebook.com/BenLecomteTheSwim/