Goals of Eco Swims
- aims to protect, conserve or call attention to the environment or ecology,
- improve or protect the welfare of marine life or the local or indigenous area,
- incorporates education of the natural environment or ecology,
- is conducted in an ecologically-sustainable or environmentally-friendly manner,
- is held in areas that are under environmental protection or that protect marine life,
- aims to create or enhance environmental or ecological awareness,
- raises money or provides direct financial benefits for conservation, marine life or environmental protection, research and/or education,
- builds awareness or provides education of a local community or culture,
- lobbies local governments or officials for access to, protection of or a clean-up of a waterway, or
- minimizes the impact of mankind on the environment
His eco swim in the North Pole helped draw attention to climate change.
Eco-Swimming involves recreational swimming or snorkeling in open bodies of water, taking the opportunity to collect rubbish from the seabed along the route. This mode of non-competitive swimming is usually done in shallow water along the coastline. Due to the physical and logistical limitations of open water swimmers (without self-contained breathing apparatus and with just a watertight buoy to carry what you find), it isn’t always possible for swimmers to pick up all the rubbish they find during a sea swim.
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- World Open Water Swimming Association
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- What Should A Museum Of Open Water Swimming Offer?
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