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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bridgett Hobart Completes First Finger Lake Crossing

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

On July 11th, Bridgett Hobart set off at 6:20 am from Woodville, New York on her unprecedented Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge (The 5 Majors & The 6 Minors Swimming for a Cause).

Canandaigua Lake was the first of 11 planned solo swims across the New York Finger Lakes.

Canandaigua, the fourth largest of the Finger Lakes in New York, is the first of the major Finger Lakes. It took Hobart 7 hours 38 minutes to cross the 15.06 miles of the lake. "The water started in 69°F and ended up in 78°F water. It was cool and clear without any wind at the start and flat," wrote her observer Susanne Beusman as Don Buesman, Louie Carter, Sue Sage and Ted Carman helped with support.

"My team at Canandaigua were all local residents who kicked in and arranged everything," said Hobart. "They put together a fabulous crew making my day just perfect. They also had more resources joining us to ride shot gun through the day…we had a wonderful time."

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