Swain Swims for Clean Water

“Once I finally get in the water and start taking strokes, I often feel relieved.  The hard part is over.  There is nothing left to do but swim.”

- Christopher Swain

For those of you who don’t already know him, we’re pleased to introduce Christopher Swain – environmental educator, activist, and Earthkeeper Hero.  Christopher has spent much of the last 5+ years swimming some of the country’s most notable waterways (including the Columbia River, the Charles River, the Hudson River and Lake Champlain) in the name of cleaner water and water quality education.

Photo courtesy of Carrie Branovan

Christopher recently joined the ranks of the Earthkeeper Heroes — a select group of environmental change agents who, through a partnership between Timberland and Changents.com, tell their amazing stories in real-time while building a network of fans around the world to help them.

Tomorrow, Christopher will embark on the first leg of his next adventure – a 1,000 mile swim journey from Marblehead, Massachusetts to Washington, DC.  We’ll be providing regular updates and insights from Christopher here on Earthkeepers, and you can follow his journey anytime on Changents.com.

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