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Eco-swimming is relatively new term coined by Miquel Sunyer in 2018.

It involves the activity of collecting rubbish floating in the water or resting on the seabed while swimming, snorkeling or freediving in open bodies of water (ocean, sea, lake, rivers).

To learn more about eco-swimming:


Picking up trash can potentially be harmful as debris may present nails, syringes, used chemicals or other hazards that may harm you.

Do not take unnecessary risks in the process of picking up trash underwater. In particular, do not:

  1. Hold your breath longer than you are used to, as you may put yourself at risk
  2. Attempt to pick up trash from difficult-to-reach places such cracks, holes or small caves, as you may become stuck
  3. Collect more trash than you can swim with, as you may hamper your ability to swim or come back to shore

Eco-swimming is an activity seatrekkers have been doing naturally and are expected to do on all their trails as part of their active engagement towards preserving the ocean and the marine ecosystems traversed.

Through the use bags or nets and the waterproof flottable bags seatrekkers pull behind them, debris and trash is collected and disposed of appropriately on shore.

In order to actively contribute to the understanding and knowledge of pollution at sea, seatrekkers keep a register of the categories, types and amount of thrash collected on their trails and report this data to the competent local or global organisations and research groups.

Please refer to condition_reports article for details on how and who to report your eco-swimming findings to.

sustainability/eco_swimming.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/01 18:15 by admin