Ben Hooper on why he wants to swim 2,000 miles across the Atlanic Ocean

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When adventurer Ben Hooper was five, he drowned in a Belgian swimming pool. This experience alone may excusably put off many from ever going near water again.

But the father of one from Cheltenham is one of the few, rather than the many.

The unassuming former police officer, 36, went to the entirely opposite end of the spectrum.

Instead of shying away from water, he is going to attempt to swim 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Read Gloucestershire Echo

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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