Archive for February, 2016


Swimming for Clean Water


It makes sense that a world-famous swimmer would devote his life to reducing water pollution. Have you ever heard of Martin Strel? Strel is a Guinness World Record holder for swimming the entire length of some of the world’s largest rivers: The Danube, The Yangtze, the Mississippi, and, most notably, the Amazon River. But he doesn’t do this just for fame; Strel cares deeply about the quality of the waters he swims in. He cares about the people who live near those waters and rely upon them for daily life. He uses his fame to promote awareness and raise money to stop water pollution around the world.

Martin Strel was born in in 1954 in Slovenia, a small country located south