Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Swimming to America

Ben Lecomte is attempting to swim across the Pacific. For the next six months he is swimming eight hours a day, accompanied by a support sailboat, from Japan to San Francisco. He is now 521 nautical miles into his 5,000 nautical mile swim.

You can follow Ben's journey on a live interactive map. The Longest Swim Live Tracker shows the track and current position of Ben in the Pacific and the location and track of his support vessel. Ben has so far been swimming for 171 hours and he still has a very long way to go.

The map has a number of dynamic animated layers which allow you to view current, waves and wind data on the map. For example if you turn on the current layer you can see that Ben is at the moment taking advantage of the Kuroshio Current off the east coast of Japan.

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