He gave up and used the wet suit. Chase failed to make the trip last year. This year his cause for restrictive seafood rules are mentioned with his other substainable BS not mentioned. Guess swimming among the seafood has better mojo than building schools in Afghanistan.
Bruckner Chase, 44, wanted to become the second person to finish the swim without a wetsuit — English Channel rules — but the toxic stings of jellyfish forced him to abandon that plan about two hours into the 14-hour swim.
Chase did the swim to attract attention to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, sustainable seafood programs and the Blue Ocean Film Festival, a five-day event that begins today in Monterey.