Dave Merpaw Swimming Rapidly

Dave Merpaw Swimming Rapidly

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Dave Merpaw will swim the length of the St. Lawrence River from Kingston to Quebec City in Quebec as a 12-day charity stage swim.

The nearly 50-year-old acknowledges – and welcomes – the inherent risk of a river swim. “Actually, it’s a bit dangerous – but that’s what makes it exciting. I’m hoping to do about 80 km a day, going with the current which is very fast in places. It will be adventure.”

He is doing the charity swim for the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Science in order to support the institute’s research into repercussions of human activity on the river. All his stages will be shown on his website via his escort boat with a GPS and mounted video camera which might pick up quite a bit of online buzz as she swims around the Thousand Islands and through the Lachine Rapids.

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