Tag: Great Lakes

Two Halves Help Raise Nearly 200,000

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Annaleise Carr wanted something to top her Lake Ontario charity swim where she raised boatloads of money for Camp Trillium. Living in the area of the Great Lakes, the massive lakes presented many different opportunities for the big-hearted 16-year-old. So she chose a 75 km crossing of Lake Erie. But

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Solo, Yet Never Alone By Laura Young

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sportswriter Laura Young features over 40 swimmers in her new book, In Solo, Yet Never Alone: Swimming the Great Lakes. Why would anyone swim the Great Lakes? Young delves deeply and profoundly into that question. Her book addresses the mindset of people who challenged themselves in the big water of the

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Great Swims In The Great Lakes

Great Swims In Great Lakes Courtesy of WOWSA, Great Lakes. Josh Heynes swam 24.3 miles across Lake Erie two times, five years apart. In 2006, he finished his first swim in the Great Lakes in 11 hours 53 minutes to set the record. It was subsequently beaten by Randy McElwain who lowered the bar across Lake Erie to 11 hours 23 minutes. But Heynes came

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