In 2016, with the assistance of his Life Coaches, Joe Mattern lost a total of 100 pounds from his highest weight of 560 pounds, without the assistance of bariatric surgery. Joe achieved this extraordinary accomplishment by ‘pool and lake swimming’.

On December 5, 2016, with the support of Lake Cane Restoration Society’s Executive Director: Jay Madigan & his Christian Brother Robert Long, Joe completed his first kilometer of lake swimming at Lucky’s Lake Swim, located next to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

On January 20, 2017, in water temperatures of 66 Degrees Fahrenheit, Joe achieved his first major lake swim goal by swimming 6 kilometers in 5 days.

On April 22, 2017, Joe achieved his ‘Personal Best’ by lake swimming 7 Kilometers in 6 days, which is 4.35 miles!

On August 29, 2017, after lake swimming a total of 55 kilometers (34 Miles) weighing 460 pounds, Joe set a personal achievement goal of lake swimming a grand total of 100 kilometers (62 miles) by December 31, 2017. Thats the exact mileage between Lucky’s Lake Swim and Daytona Beach, Florida.

Show your support for Joe and follow his progress on social media using the hashtag: #SwimJoeSwim100km

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