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Woodring from Ocean Recovery Alliance Honored in Int'l Swimming Hall of Fame

By Mark Agnew

- Published on October 30, 2019 by South China Morning Post

“When we started swimming events, like the Shek O Challenge in 2003, we had to pitch our location depending on where the pollution was at that time of year,” Woodring told The Post. The Clean Half 15km swimming race was one of his first events, and was so named because it was on the clean half of Hong Kong Island.

Since then, he has founded Ocean Recovery Alliance and been at the forefront of cleaning up marine environments, not only in Hong Kong, but all around the world, with imaginative ideas to combat pollution. He started an App called Global Alert, allowing anyone in the world to report rubbish hotspots.

Photo courtesy of the Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim

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