Conquering the Pacific


As an open water and long distance swimmer, I am very passionate about setting goals and achieving them, whatever it takes.

Hi, I’m Ben Lecomte and I although I live in Austin Texas (for over 20 years now), I was born in France and learned how to swim with my father when I was a young boy. In 1998 I set out to swim across the Atlantic Ocean, from Boston to France, and succeeded in reaching my goal in 73 days. I dedicated my swim to my father who had passed away from Cancer and wanted him to be remembered through my own goals and actions.

Today, I am training hard in preparation for a swim across the Pacific Ocean, from Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco, USA. I remember after I completed my Atlantic Swim that when asked if I would do it again, I replied “NEVER’ quite vehemently. And… here I am, all set to do it again – … Read More

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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami Seaquarium Swim

    Key Biscayne, FL, United States
    May 16 - 17
  2. Audobon Aquarium Swim

    New Orleans, LA, United States
    May 24 - 26

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Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is very excited to be supporting Ben Lecomte in his quest to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Learn more about the Vancouver Aquarium Swim.… Read More

The Longest Swim is a project very near and dear to Ben Lecomte’s heart. As an open water swimmer, he swam across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998 and is training to swim across the Pacific Ocean later in 2014, early 2015. Not only is Ben going to set the world record for longest open water swim without a kickboard, he is also very keen to bring awareness through his swim to Environmental Sustainability and what we can do as individuals and as a collective, to make our world and our oceans, as healthy as they can be for our children and future generations. Please help Ben achieve his daring and courageous goal by donating generously to The Longest Swim Indiegogo campaign or through sponsorship and endorsements.