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Friday, June 1, 2018

Ben Lecomte On The Seeker In The Swim

Courtesy of The Longest Swim, Pacific Ocean.

Ben Lecomte will soon step off the shore in Choshi, Japan and then will spend the next 6-8 months working his way across the Pacific Ocean towards San Francisco with his support crew aboard the escort boat Discoverer.

Seeker, in partnership with Discovery and produced in association with Nomadica Films, announced The Swim.

The Swim will feature Lecomte’s attempt to be the first person to complete an assisted stage swim across the Pacific Ocean amid the research his crew will conduct throughout the swim.

Paul Lecomte explains, "The Swim will showcase Lecomte’s transpacific swim across multiple platforms with real-time video from the Discoverer, a video series on Seeker and Discovery GO, social videos, weekly Instagram Stories, weekly Discovery TV updates, and will culminate with a documentary film in 2019.

We are dedicated to providing our followers with personal contact, direct links to Ben’s blogs, health, statistics, life on board Discoverer from daily crew members blogs, and the raw scientific data we collect during the expedition. We’re extremely excited about Discovery’s announcement to help tell Ben’s story with the world all while shining light on such important issues as plastic pollution and the oceans health

For more information, visit The Longest Swim here or on Seeker. His live tracker can be seen here.

Lecomte will take off on June 5th from this specific stretch of coastline in Choshi in eastern Japan. "As we were scouting for a location to launch The Swim and found that beautiful beach it all became very real to me. For the first time I realized that this was it.

I had a dream many years ago and for the past 7 years have been working at it ferociously, this was finally going to pay off on that beach, it was so real and surreal at the same time. I realized that on that beach it will be the last time I would feel the earth under my feet and next time I would step on land I would be a different person. I can't wait for it

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