Ben Hooper | Adventurer & Filmmaker

Ben Hooper embodies the British spirit of adventure. He is an inspirational ocean marathon swimmer who holds the only verified attempt to swim every mile of the Atlantic Ocean, and the founder of ‘Swim the Big Blue’ expedition. Ben is considered by many to be one of the most ambitious adventurers in British history.



* Media Comment, Expert Opinion & Interviews

Ben's unparalleled expertise and remarkable achievements make him an ideal go-to expert for comment, expert opinion and interviews on marathon swimming, open-water swimming, and British exploration more generally. He is available to discuss the trials and tribulations of expedition management, the British spirit of adventure, and how explorers must overcome adversity through mental resilience. Separately, he is well-versed on mental health and is available to discuss the topic more generally, also through The Double Agents.

* Charity Ambassadorships & Fundraising and Promotional Activities

Ben is a dedicated and vocal advocate for a variety of causes, and is available to lend his voice and support to charities focusing on multiple sclerosis; benign essential tremor (BET), which he suffers from; cancer awareness; and, as a premature baby himself, those supporting premature birth.

* Voiceovers, TV Commentary, and Other Commercial Opportunities

Ben is open to commercial opportunities relating to products, services and broadcasting material in the indoor and outdoor swimming industry, and to those in the wider expedition sector. Advertising, social media, video interviews, and brand ambassadorships will be considered.

* Book & Film Rights

Ben’s as-yet unfinished book about his extraordinary record attempt to swim across the Atlantic Ocean is available to publishers through The Double Agents.

* Public Speaking Engagements

Ben is available for a variety of in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Enquiries and bookings can be made through our speaking agency, BubbleandSqueak.London


Ben hit the international headlines after revealing what has been described as one of the world’s most ambitious expeditions – to swim “every single mile” of the Atlantic Ocean. According to Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE; the last great bastion to be conquered. Ben’s intended journey, across two thousand miles of open ocean between Senegal and Brazil, would take four months and would enter the record books.

The expedition, called ‘Swim the Big Blue’, following Ben’s death from swimming into thousands of left-over Portuguese Man O’War tentacles and his incredible restart, mid-Atlantic, was eventually thwarted by adverse weather conditions damaging his support vessel. It was a devastating blow following years of painstaking dedication and training. Today, Ben holds the only WOWSA verified attempt to swim The full extent of The Atlantic Ocean.

But despite the setback Ben, a former policeman, and mental health advocate, turned the ‘failure’ into a positive. Today, his story is proof that an “ordinary bloke” can achieve the extraordinary and that mental resilience is key to overcoming adversity.

He is currently training to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) and, in his limited spare time, preparing for future Ironman competitions and adventurous, charitable endeavours.

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