A woman is slated to undertake an “unprecedented” 17-mile swim from the Jersey Shore to Long Island, N.Y. to raise awareness of combating ocean pollution, an environmental advocacy group announced today.
Patricia Sener, Executive Director of Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers, will swim from Sandy Hook to Atlantic Beach to bring attention to Clean Ocean Action’s “The Clean Ocean Zone” initiative and raise awareness about other projects, such as the Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas terminal, according to the organization.
Atlantic Beach is the westernmost coastal community in Long Island.
Sener, who is still actively fundraising for the swim, will embark on the 8-hour trip from Sandy Hook’s North Beach at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.
The swim will take her through the biologically diverse New York Bight, which is “teeming with marine life, from sharks to humpback whales,” according to Clean Ocean Action.
The Clean Ocean Zone would create an area from Cape May to Montauk, N.Y. where pollution is locked out and clean ocean uses are protected and promoted.
Clean Ocean Action is a regional coalition based in Sandy Hook that fights for clean water off the New Jersey and New York coastlines.