The participants in the Swim Against Plastic, Riviera Maya, in their own words.
How does swimming relate to plastic pollution?
We decided to find a new way to fulfill our mission and communicate our message about plastic pollution to the public from a sports perspective. We want to connect people around the world to this problem, in a positive way. In the past, sports have opened the doors to conversation on highly controversial issues, and the response has often been warm and rewarding. So Plastic Oceans thought why not take a similar approach with environmental issues? We started this effort with the inaugural Swim Against Plastic in March of 2019, when we ventured to iconic Easter Island, which resulted in a world-record swim by South African endurance Athlete, Sarah Ferguson.