SAN FRANCISCO – April 15, 2021 – Today, Seeker, the #1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, 2020] has their documentary “The Swim” airing on discovery+.
The documentary follows long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte as he embarks on a historic 5,000-mile long swim across the Pacific Ocean to gain awareness on the state of ocean health from pollution. The show follows Lecomte — who became the first man to swim across the Atlantic in 1998 — as he journeys six months from Japan to San Francisco. It’s produced in association with Nomadica.
More than just a swim, “The Swim” was the first citizen science expedition of its kind. In collaboration with 27 science institutions including NASA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ben and his crew collected more than 1000 samples along the way in an effort to learn more about plastic pollution, mammal migrations, extreme endurance and even long term spaceflight. Ben and his crew sought to raise awareness of plastic pollution and climate change.
Watch the trailer for “The Swim” here.
Seeker is the #1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, 2020]. We empower the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. In December 2016, Seeker joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and POPSUGAR to form Group Nine Media -- the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020].