Man swims to work every day to avoid traffic
When Benjamin David commutes to work, he doesn’t drive or bike or take public transportation—he swims. David starts each morning by packing his suit, shoes, and laptop into waterproof bag, putting on a swimsuit or wetsuit and rubber sandals, and then jumping into the Isar River, reports the BBC.
He told the BBC that he was frustrated by the traffic surrounding his hometown of Munich, Germany and realized that it would be much faster for him to swim the 1.2 miles to work.
“The traffic on the road next to the Isar is so wild that it is no fun,” he tells the BBC. “When I’m swimming, I am indeed quicker and also more relaxed.”
When he reaches his destination, he emerges from the river, and, naturally, goes to order a cappuccino, because while he may swim to work, he still has to put in a full day at the office.