Ben Lecomte, The Swim
Ben Lecomte has swum 1,000 nautical miles from his starting point off the coast of Japan. | Seeker/The Swim

Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark

Now 1,000 nautical miles from Japan, Lecomte's swimming campaign across the Pacific for ocean health and conservation is kicking into high gear.

An example of the alarming microplastics the crew collects every day from the ocean as part of their plastic smog research. | Seeker/The Swim
With the Seeker boat in the background, a member of the crew inspects an abandoned "ghost net" in the Pacific Ocean. | Seeker/The Swim