SwimAnything - Tahoe Double Diagonal
Posted By: KP
Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2007, at 3:33 p.m.
From an Epic Camp brother and pal of mine: Kenneth C. Wallace III
At dawn on August 25, a small group of swimmers will wade into the chilly waters of Lake Tahoe and begin swimming. As a group, they will swim about 44 miles over 2 days – that's more than twice the distance across the English Channel, or roughly 30 times the distance from Alcatraz to San Francisco. Their route will be a diagonal across the middle of the lake, which will take them over areas that are almost a mile deep.
These swimmers are not Olympic swimmers or English Channel veterans. These swimmers are, quite simply, us – John, Matt, Matt, Lauren, Ralph, Marty, Ken and Earl – and while we all have some swimming background, this swim is a daunting challenge.
We're determined to succeed not just for ourselves, but for the League to Save Lake Tahoe, which helps keep the Lake Tahoe basin pristine, and for the National Brain Tumor Foundation, in recognition of a friend who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor this summer.
Please consider making a gift to one of these charities to help us reach our goal of $10,000 in donations.
Visit our website at www.swimanything.com for more details. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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