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Commuter Hero Swims to Work Because He's Sick of Traffic

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There's nothing quite as obnoxious as commuting to work when you live in a congested city. Whether you take a car or a bus or a bike, there's no avoiding the inevitable traffic that ensues when everyone's trying to get to their 9-to-5. But Benjamin David got sick of the traffic in Munich and decided to—get this—start swimming to work. Yes, seriously.

Reuters reports that the "burly beer garden worker" puts on a wetsuit, packs up his clothes and his laptop in a waterproof bag, slings the bag on his back, and jumps into the River Isar to swim to work.

"It is beautifully refreshing and also the fastest way," David told Reuters.

Honestly, sounds amazing to us. So how much time does David save with his H2O journey? "I used to go by bike or bus or car or on foot and you need much longer," David told Reuters. "Today the current was quite strong and I only needed about 12 minutes."

That said, this is mostly a summer technique, as the water can be as low as 4 degrees in the winter. “I mostly do this in summer. I am a bit of a wimp, but you can also do it in winter, then I’ve got a longer wet suit,” he said.

Yep, he's our commuter hero, for sure.

(Image via Barcroft Media/Getty)

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