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Eco-Swimming or ‘ecological swimming’

Eco-Swimming or ‘ecological swimming’2019-04-30T07:59:52+00:00

In all the activities organized by Vías Braves, Eco-Swimming will be present, which consists of swimming or snorkeling in open water in a reacreational way taking advantage to collect rubbish that is found along the seabed of the route.

Practice Eco-Swimming with us

During this season, Vies Braves will organize an eco-swimming session on each Via Brava

The dynamics and structure of this session will be the same as that of a guided swimming session, but emphasis will be placed on the collection of waste that might be found along the Via Brava.

More info about EcoSwimming

Practicing it and sharing it on social media has a prize

Eco-Swimming or ‘ecological swimming’ consists of swimming or snorkeling in open waters recreationally, while taking out of the water all the litter you find in your way. It is usual to practice this modality of non-competitive swimming in coastal routes, with little depth. Due to the physiological and logistical limitations of the open water swimmer (without an independent breathing apparatus and only with a watertight buoy to transport what it finds), it is not always possible to collect all the waste that is seen.

Anyone who practices this kind of swimming and shares their results on social networks with the #EcoSwimming #EcoSnorkeling #ViesBraves # Ocean52 hastags, will participate in an Ocean52 product raffle, the world’s first isotonic drink made by deep ocean water and destined the 52 % of its benefits to ocean protection.

Seabed clean-ups

Vies Braves co-organises seabed clean-ups and promotes other activities organised by environmental associations, yacht clubs and diving clubs in all towns where we work. This activity of helping preserve the coast is aimed at everyone: swimmers, scuba divers, free divers and snorkellers. It has two main aims:

  1. To remove debris from the seabed and coastline of the Vies Braves.
  2. To make participants aware of the importance of not polluting the sea.

At the end of the day, a group photo is taken and we take note of how much debris has been removed from the seabed and coastline.