Everyone deserves clean water…
Christopher Swain is an open-water swimmer who has always loved exploring public waterways – but he’s also been called “The Toxic Swimmer” because he boldly swims in heavily polluted lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water, while covered from head to toe, as a form of activism. His goal is to draw attention to how so many parts of the natural world are desperately in need of conservation, cleaning, and care.
He’s received multiple environmental awards and given talks to over 80,000 American school children – but he shows no signs of slowing down, saying: “This is what feels right to me in my heart.”
Find out more about his efforts at: swimwithswain.com or on social media @swimwithswain!
Upworthy Voices: Christopher Swain is The Toxic Swimmer