A man has started to work after he got fed up with and being stuck in . Benjamin David, 40, now beats the by swimming 2km down the Isar River in Munich, Germany. He puts his , phone and his in a bag that he drags behind him. David got the idea by watching the river outside his . He looked on a map and realized the river went past his . He decided to swim to work and get some exercise. This was better than fighting commuters on buses and trains or breathing from traffic while cycling.
David's river commute has changed his . He is fitter and stressed. Commuting used to make him stressed. He said: "I'm not a . When I was on my bike, I would yell at cars. When I was on , I would yell at cyclists, and so on." He said: "Just a few metres to the of [all the traffic] is the , and if you just swim down that, it's relaxing and refreshing." David spoke about the of river swimming. He always checks the water . Not everyone can swim to work in the city. In Central London, it is to swim in the River Thames.