The Five

Douglas Woodring:
Ocean Recovery Alliance


Cleaning Up the Oceans...

A fascinating and informative description of one man's voyage to clean up the oceans and his discovery that plastic is the heart of the matter -- on a global basis. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

The Five

The Five is a 5 km open water swimming competition held as a complementary race to the Clean Half, a 15 km extreme winter marathon swim in Hong Kong Island.

In 2014, The Five is scheduled for November 9.

The expected water temperature is 20-21ºC (68-69.8ºF) with an expected air temperature that can range from 12.7-22ºC (55-72ºF).

The professional open water swim starts at the Stanley Blake Pier and finishing in Repulse Bay.

It is organized by Doug Woodring of Open Water Asia and Ocean Recovery Alliance.

The Five is also part of the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.


If the Ocean is not healthy,
we are not healthy...