Gowanus Canal swimmer is ‘feeling healthy’ after jumping in polluted waterway


A day after he braved the filthy waters of the Gowanus Canal, Christopher Swain said he was feeling as good as new.

“I’m feeling healthy and happy,” Swain, 47, said Thursday. “No problems at all.”

Swain swam a portion of the polluted Brooklyn waterway Wednesday to highlight the need to clean it. The environmental activist cut short the stunt due to approaching storms after paddling less than half the length of the canal.

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