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The Longest Swim journey is a symbol of motivation, inspiration and endurance when facing struggles in our lives. Overcoming obstacles against impossible odds, Ben Lecomte will attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, establishing a new world record in long distance swimming in the hopes of inspiring others to never give up, follow their dreams, and make a difference.

On September 25th 1998, Ben Lecomte became the first man to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. 73 days after he left Hyannis, MA, over 3,700 miles to the East, he stepped on the French shore of Quiberon. Ben Lecomte dedicated his swim to his father, Pierre who passed away from cancer, and the purpose of the event was to raise funds and awareness for the cancer research.

Although his first thoughts at the end of the Atlantic Swim were “never again”, he is now set to Conquer the Pacific!

“My mission is to use this unique event to engage people throughout the world to collectively work toward finding soluions to issues that affect us all at the global level. This collaboration will be achieved through the use of an online open source platform, where people from anywhere in the world will have an equal voice, share their ideas and make a difference.”

His message is that we all share one common bond. We all have struggled with something at least once in our lives and with determination, courage and the support of others, together, we can conquer anything.

Together, there is hope for the future.

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Program for Sustainable Energy in Rural India

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The Climate Group’s Access to Rural Energy in India programme, Bijli – Clean Energy for All, which is principally funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the lives of rural inhabitants in India by deploying renewable energy technologies and improving infrastructure quality.

Clean energy, particularly solar and wind, could revitalize India’s failing energy system. 40% of India is still not connected to the grid – a number we could eventually connect via renewable sources. The Climate Group foresees this program as a demonstration opportunity to outline the potential of renewable energy-powered, off-grid electricity access in rural India.

The program aims to identify sustainable off-grid electrification models, in addition to addressing the challenges of scalability in the off-grid electrification context, and ultimately stimulate India’s Clean Revolution. The Climate GroupRead More

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Aquarium Swims

Thanks to the Aquariums, the volunteers and all the people who came to meet Ben.
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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.