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    WOWSA Verify Ben's Atlantic Attempt

    We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the FIRST ever verified attempt to swim every single mile of The Atlantic Ocean. WOWSA have released the following statement: "Ben Hooper, a British swimmer, attempted a solo stage swim from Dakar, Sen…

    20 March 2017
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    Return to UK

    First, let me say a huge thank you to all of our supporters, charities and sponsors! Having evacuated our injured crew including myself back to Senegal, France and the UK, all are doing well. We are happy to be home safe. What a journey this has been…

    1 March 2017
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    Ben

    Well today is day 30 and to be honest, im lucky to be here and more fortunately, thanks to Pam and my incredible support team, I am quite literally alive. Of 30 days so far we have lost 4 to medical emergency, 7 to weather and 1 technical boat failur…

    12 December 2016
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    Latitude Festival Support the Swim the Big Blue Expedition

    latitude festival One man. Senegal to Brazil. Two thousand miles. Swim the Big Blue is proud to be a world-first, epic swim across the Atlantic Ocean, covering every single mile from Africa to Brazil. Ben Hooper will be the first person to …

    22 September 2016
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    Latitude Festival Support Ben's world-first!

    We are excited to announce that Melvin Benn and Festival Republic's Latitude Festival have joined Swim the Big Blue as a sponsor! We welcome their support and cannot thank Melvin and Kara and their team enough. Together we will show nothing is imposs…

    25 August 2016
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    Ben named as an Ambassador for Special Olympics Gloucestershire!

    Special Olympics is an international organisation providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. At the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Game…

    22 August 2016
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    Robies Robes joins expedition!

    We are excited to receive robes and survival jackets from RobiesRobes and cannot thank them enough for these wonderful items... check out social media for photos on 29th - 31st July when crew receive the robes on the boat! Established in 2007 and pr…

    10 July 2016
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    Welcome aboard Ritz-G5

    We are delighted to welcome aboard our latest sponsor Ritz-G5 and our first Brazilian sponsor. To read more, please visit the link below and see our sponsor page Ritz-G5 article and news release

    9 May 2016
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    Ben's Blog - Oh-Ohio - March & April 2016

    Oh-Ohio: March - April 2016 Blog  Well here we are again, 8 weeks has flown by and I must say a big thank you! Thank you all who are following and supporting me; sponsors, crew and expedition team, followers, friends and family. Most important thou…

    8 May 2016
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