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Friday, September 2, 2011

Swim, Swam... Swum.

The Marathon swim -- either to the point and back (1 km) or from the Island (1.6 km) is always popular, but this last one of the summer was especially so.

We had almost a dozen swimmers tackle the Point. A few of the youngest swam one way only, but what an achievement that is for someone who is nine years old!  A long swim, in deep water -- something to be celebrated.   Sam certainly felt so, as he finished swimming both ways.

We go early, while the lake is quiet and still. The sun was out sporadically, but in the water, that makes no difference.

Seven swimmers took on the Island Challenge.  We always need LOTS of support boats for our swimmers -- it is not a race, and people swim at their own pace, so it is not unusual to find that the speedy swimmers (like David, from Amsterdam) were most of the way home while the more leisurely swimmers still had a way to go.

Outboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and the BBQ barge were all out on the water.

Families in the boats cheered on their relatives who were in the water.

Those in the water chatted with their friends in the boats.    Back at the dock, Dave and Mike served up waffles from the BBQ barge -- which went down really well.

The swim is a tradition that helps forge strong family memories.  "Both ways next year," Victoria and Imogen told us.

Father and daughter team John and Caroline swam as a team, arriving back at the dock simultaneously.

It's  bit sad that this is our last Big Swim of the summer... that Labour Day is upon us. These swims are traditions, and we're proud to be part of them.

Thanks to everyone this summer who came out to swim, or to take part with the escort boats, or just to stand on the dock and cheer as the swimmers return. You are all wonderful.


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