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A German has started swimming to work after he got fed up with . Benjamin David, 40, got tired of being stuck in every day in the German city of Munich. He now beats the traffic by swimming 2km down the city's Isar River. He puts his computer, mobile phone and his suit in a waterproof bag that he drags behind him. Mr David got the by watching the river flow right past his apartment. He looked on a map and realized the went past his . He then decided to swim to work and get some , instead of battling other commuters in buses and trains or breathing from traffic while on a bicycle.

Mr David told that his river commute has changed his life. He is much and less stressed. He spoke about the stress his used to cause him. He said: "I'm not a monk. When I was on my , I would yell at cars. When I was on , I would yell at cyclists, and so on and so forth." He described how the river has changed things. He said: "Just a few to the side of [all the traffic] is the river, and if you just swim down that, it's completely relaxing and ." David also spoke about the of river swimming. He always checks the before diving in. Not everyone can swim to work in the city. In Central London, it is to swim in the River Thames.

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