Trio to Swim Across Lake Erie in July
Three people will attempt to swim across Lake Erie in July, according to an announcement from the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association on Thursday.
Abby Fairman, an ultra-marathon swimmer from Northumberland County, Pa., will be the first. Her window is July 3-10.
Kerry Hills, a newcomer to open water swimming, is aiming for July 17-23.
Jeanne Debonis, an accomplished swimmer from Cleveland, is looking at the July 24-30 timeframe to make the swim.
This will be the first group to make the swim in two years due to COVID-19 and border closures.
The trip from Long Point, Ontario, to Freeport Beach in North East is 24 miles.