Trio to Swim Across Lake Erie in July

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NORTH EAST, Pa. (Eire News Now) – Three people will attempt to swim across Lake Erie in July, according to an announcement from the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association.

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.


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