Friday 25 July 2014

Stories from Behind the Beach: One Kickass Kid.

"I'll be swimming when you're all asleep, I'll be swimming when you're all awake..."

About two months ago, NextBoat was delivered from Erie, Pennsylvania, across Lake Erie to Port Dover.  As cruises go, it's no great feat- it's 75 miles, give or take, a couple of hours via SeaRay, a long day via sailboat.

But to swim it?

That's major.

That's happening right now.

Here's the story:

Anneleise Carr is the hardest working teen I know.

She swims.

A lot.

And she's damn good at it.

                                                                                                                         image courtesy myFM

At oh-dark-early this morning, 5:21 am, if you want the exact time, she slipped into the water at Presque Isle on the south shore of  Lake Erie, and struck out for Port Dover on the north shore.

In 2012, she became the  youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario, and her goal, by Saturday afternoon,  is to be the youngest person to swim across Lake Erie.

Oh yeah, and along the way she's raised a little money, for Camp Trillium, a camp for kids with cancer.

 Since 2012, her efforts have raised over $310 000.


One kid.

That is kickass.

Her Lake Ontario swim raised $200 000.  Her goal for the Lake Erie Crossing is to match that total.  As I peck out this post, the current total is just over $113 000.  Got a couple of bucks to spare to support a great cause?

Please donate and follow her progress here:

Go, Annaleise!!

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