It's about clean water.
Christopher Swain has been SWImming and advocating for our waterways since 1996.
Swain is the first person in history to swim the entire lengths of the Columbia, Hudson, Mohawk, Charles, and Mystic and East Rivers, as well as Lake Champlain, the Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, and large sections of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
The purpose of Christopher's swims is to put threatened waterways squarely in the public eye, and to support protection, restoration, and education efforts.
Swain documents his swims in photographs, videos, and journals. He interviews stakeholders, and collects and shares location, personal physiology, and water quality data.
During his swims, Christopher has stroked through rapids, pesticides, sewage, and nuclear waste. He has explored pristine wilderness reaches, and survived collisions with boats, unplanned trips over waterfalls, and blood-sucking Lamprey Eel attacks.
Swain shares stories from his swims at events, conferences, and schools, as well as on social media.