Bruckner Chase Marathon Swim Expeditions

Few individuals exemplify the InMER model of outreach & activism as well as Bruckner Chase—an adventure swimmer and ocean ambassador who has made it his personal mission to share his love of the sea through marathon and adventure swims.

Bruckner Chase & InMER founder & CEO Ed Cassano, former director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program. Ed & friends swam out to meet Bruckner at the end of his trans-Monterey Bay swim in August 2010.

In August, Bruckner completed a trans-Bay swim across Monterey Bay; a 25 mile, 14 hour swim starting in Santa Cruz and ending up in Monterey. In addition to the personal accomplishment of being only the second person to swim the Bay, Bruckner hopes to inspire others to connect to—and in turn conserve—the oceans and seas. His recent trans-bay swim was made in an effort to raise awareness of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program, and the August 2010 Blue Ocean Film Festival, which celebrated its new location in Monterey.

Bruckner Chase and the chief of support crew, his wife Michelle.

Bruckner also participated in the October 2010 Aquarius Expedition in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: If Reefs Could Talk, including a 9 mile swim from Key Largo to the Aquarius underwater habitat.

In recognizing synchronicity between the InMER model and Bruckner Chase's ocean awareness activities, InMER is proud to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with Bruckner Chase on future projects to raise awareness, further understanding, and inspire conservation of marine ecosystems.

Read more about Bruckner Chase's August 2010 trans-Bay swim: "Bruckner Chase successfully swims across Monterey Bay," Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 2010

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Stay tuned for future events and collaborations between InMER & Bruckner Chase!