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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Give A Hand To Swimming Across The Finger Lakes

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Bridgette Hobart is setting off on an unprecedented 11-stage 167-mile Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge (or The 5 Majors & The 6 Minors Swimming for a Cause).

She will start on July 11th and attempt to swim across all 11 New York Finger Lakes.

"The goal is to promote Nazareth with a focus on the new Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute which benefits the Rochester/Finger Lake communities," said the New Jersey-based Triple Crown swimmer. The first-time event is separated into two challenges: the Majors and the Minors. The Majors includes the lakes over 11 miles in distance, ranging from 15.5 to 38 miles in Canandaigua, Keuka, and Skaneateles in July and 38-mile Cayuga Lake and 38-mile Seneca Lake in August.

The 6 Minors includes the lakes under 11 miles that she will cross over the weekends in September. Her planned schedule is as follows:

Stage 1 - Canandaigua - July 11th, 15.5 miles
Stage 2 - Keuka - July 18th, 19.8 miles
Stage 3 - Skaneateles - July 26th, 16.03 miles
Stage 4 - Cayuga - August 7th-9th, 37.9 miles
Stage 5 - Seneca - August 28th-30th, 37.9 miles
Stage 6 - Conesus - September 18th-20th, 8.07 miles
Stage 7 - Hemlock - September 18th-20th, 7.45 miles
Stage 8 - Canadic - September 18th-20th, 3 miles
Stage 9 - Honeoye - September 18th-20th, 4.5 miles
Stage 10 - Owasco - September 25th-27th, 10.56 miles
Stage 11 - Otisco - September 25th-27th, 6.21 miles

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