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WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015
10:00 A.M. --
Immediately before his swim, Swain will hold a press conference at Swan
Dive, 480 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY (next to Union Street Bridge over
the Gowanus Canal).
10:35 A.M. --
After the press conference, Swain will board a boat for the trip to the
head of the Canal—several hundred yards upstream but still visible from
the Union Street Bridge. He will jump off the boat at the head of Canal
and begin swimming, passing beneath the Union Street Bridge on his way
who set up near the Union Street Bridge (480 Union Street, Brooklyn)
can capture Swain answering questions in his drysuit, gloves, and boots
(visualize a swimmer swathed in a combination of Hi-Visibility,
Hazardous Materials, and Search and Rescue gear), as well as Swain
swimming amidst a flotilla of canoes and kayaks and other vessels that
are part of his safety and science team on his way downstream.