Long distance swimmer and ocean advocate Ben Lecomte is looking for a volunteer medic to join a crew of 10 on a 3-month swimming/sailing expedition from Hawaii to California. 

After spending 165 days at sea and swimming over 1500 nautical miles off the coast of Japan in 2018 for The Swim, Ben and crew were amazed by the ocean and all the random encounters with wildlife, more surprising than the wildlife however was the daily encounters with plastic and marine trash. Driven by this confronting experience, Ben and crew now plan to head into the highest concentration of ocean plastic in the world, commonly known as the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’.  The crew will support Ben’s swim through the patch, while collecting scientific samples and sharing their story with the goal to raise awareness on plastic pollution and help uncover the myth of the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’. 

The swim itself is very physically and physiologically taxing on Ben, and we will be supported 24/7 by an onshore medical team MSOS from Southampton, UK. However, for the added safety of the crew and Ben, they are searching for a medic to join the 9 other crew members on board the support vessel.

As on board medic, you role will involve living on the boat throughout the 3-month expedition, contributing to all life on board, monitoring Ben’s health/nutrition and providing medical care to Ben and the 9 crew members in coordination with the onshore medical team.

Previous sailing experience is preferred but not required. For your chance to be involved in this huge adventure follow @benlecomtetheswim on Instagram and Facebook, and send an introduction letter + CV to the team at  More info on their previous expedition The Swim ~