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Ben Tuff | Swim Tuff: How I Swam My Way Out Of The Bottle. From Alcoholic To Sober Ultra Swimmer

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Why did I want to talk with Ultra Swimmer Ben Tuff? Ben's story of addiction recovery caught my attention when I came upon the trailer for his upcoming documentary Swim Tuff. On April 21, 2012, Ben Tuff chose a life of sobriety to transform his own existence and to help inspire others to make this life-altering choice when alcoholism has taken over. After choosing a life of sobriety, he decided to take up swimming for the first time in his life and appreciated the peace and mindfulness it brought to him. Ten years later, on July 22, 2022, Ben set off to become the first person to swim the length of Narragansett Bay from Providence, RI to Jamestown, RI to raise money for the environmental non-profit Clean Ocean Access which he's already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for. We discuss how Ben's alcohol recovery journey helped him develop the discipline and drive to complete such tests of endurance. We also talk about his childhood when alcohol was often ever-present in his home and family gathers as well as his rock bottom and solutions he's found to maintain his sobriety. Plus, how the documentary came about and how he's dedicated his life to helping others, especially the youth. As of the release of this episode of Knockin' Doorz Down, Ben is coming up on 11 years sober. This is Ben Tuff Knockin' Doorz Down. For more on Ben Tuff visit For the Swim Tuff For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: Listen to and Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations at © 2023 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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