87 Years In The Making

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

To say Don Korten is consistent is an understatement.

For 44 years, he competed in the Leroy Sparks Goguac Lake Swim, an annual 1-mile open water swimming race held on Willard Beach in Michigan. The race itself has a long history as it first started in 1928.

The event started when local swimming legend Leroy Sparks established a summer swim program for children in Goguac Lake. Coach Sparks is referred to as “the father of swimming in Battle Creek” and gained a national reputation for his swimming and diving programs between 1943 and 1962.

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