A long distance swimmer who calls himself "the shark" just dove into the Guinness Book of World Records after completing a 22-mile swim for charity. Jim Dreyer swam a distance longer than the English Channel near the Michigan - Canada border in order to support Habitat for Humanity of Michigan ... all while pulling bricks behind him. 

Dreyer said the swim and the bricks were very symbolic in a state that has experienced an immense amount of financial hardship.

"Nobody has felt more economic pain in this country than the state of Michigan," he told Happening Now's Jenna Lee on Friday.

"Bricks are obviously very symbolic of building," he added. "...There's a message of hope that we wanted to deliver, that we don't have to sink with the weight of our burdens."

Watch his inspirational interview.