From Openwaterpedia2Samoas/1Ocean is a grant awardee of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund. It is a program of the Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive, Inc. under the direction of Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase. The Toa a le Tai program is part of the 2Samoas/1Ocean initiative.
2 Samoas/1 Ocean will begin in April of 2012 with ocean swimming clinics and inspirational presentations to youth, businesses and community groups in Independent & American Samoa to inspire others to discover their own personal connection to the oceans thus highlighting opportunities for marine safety and conservation action to benefit both human and ocean health. This outreach will be followed by two long distance solo ocean swims by Bruckner Chase in both countries over a three-day period to connect various islands in the region. All project activities will be filmed and a documentary developed to launch at the BLUE International Film Festival and Conservation Summit before joining BLUE On Tour and being utilized globally to show the personal connection we all share with our oceans.
Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive, Inc. is a non-profit corporation committed to positively impacting how people feel, think and act towards the oceans.