Endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson set out from Vetchi’s beach, Durban to take on an incredible 1500km swim along the South African coastline from Durban to Cape Town to raise awareness around the problem of plastics in our oceans.
Prior to covid Sarah became the first person to swim around Easter Island to raise awareness about plastic in our oceans as the global ambassador for the organisation #plasticoceans so she certainly has the credentials to take on such a mammoth and daunting swim. During the One Ocean Swim Sarah is expecting encounters with marine life, extremely challenging surf conditions as well as dangers of swimming across busy ocean transport lanes, but she will be closely monitored all the way by her back-up team from local ocean safari company @wetusafaris.
As the driving force behind #breathconservation Sarah is taking on this challenge to raise awareness about the devastating impact plastic pollution has in our oceans and rivers, and the planet as a whole. She is regularly invited to talk about her endurance swims and anti-ocean pollution efforts here in South Africa and internationally and has initiated projects through the organisation which are already yeilding great results and educating people to the dangers of plastic in our oceans, not just to marine life, but to humans and the planet as a whole.
Follow Sarah’s epic journey as we at DUrbanTV bring you the latest updates as she journeys along our coastline ‘one stroke at a time’
Find out more about how you can help keep our oceans clean at www.breatheconservation.org
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