Trio to Swim Across Lake Erie in July

Erie News Now Image.

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.













 

Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.