German man has started swimming to work after he got fed up with commuting. Benjamin David, 40, got tired of being stuck in traffic every day in German city of Munich. He now beats traffic by swimming 2km down city's Isar River. He puts his laptop computer, mobile phone and his business suit in waterproof bag that he drags behind him. Mr David got idea by watching the river flow right past his apartment. He looked on map and realized river went past his office. He then decided to swim to work and get some exercise, instead of battling other commuters in buses and trains or breathing fumes from traffic while on bicycle.
Mr David told reporters that his river commute has changed his life. He is much fitter and less stressed. He spoke about stress his commute used to cause him. He said: "I'm not monk. When I was on my bike, I would yell at cars. When I was on foot, I would yell at cyclists, and so on and so forth." He described how river has changed things. He said: "Just few metres to side of [all traffic] is river, and if you just swim down that, it's completely relaxing and refreshing." David also spoke about dangers of river swimming. He always checks temperature before diving in. Not everyone can swim to work in city. In Central London, it is illegal to swim in River Thames.