Martin Strel, Guinness World Record Holder, Swims so People Know About Water Pollution

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Martin Strel illustrates the route for his planned “Strel World Swim” at Brookfield Property Partners’ site at North Cove Marina in Downtown Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in New York, N.Y. On March 22nd, 2016, World Water Day, Strel will commence his “Strel World Swim” through 107 countries in approximately 450 days as a means of spreading clean water awareness. (Photo Credit: Stuart Ramson/Invision for Martin Strel/AP Images)

At 61 years old, Martin Strel plans to swim about 24,901 miles through 107 countries to spread awareness about water pollution. Strel picked March 22 to start his swim. The United Nations designated that day as World Water Day. For the Guinness world-record holder for long-distancing swimming, it’s about focusing the world on the need for change. He swims for friendship, piece, and clean water. Read more here:

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