For your summer reading

All Canadians know Marilyn Bell and her 1954 swim across

Lake Ontario. Most of us can recall a few other crossers—

probably Vicki Keith and Cindy Nicholas; perhaps Colleen

Shields or Paula Stephanson. But few of us know that in fact,

including Bell’s swim, 74 swimmers (mostly amateur and

mostly Canadian) have made 66 crossings of Lake Ontario, 19

of Erie, five of Huron and Georgian Bay, two of Michigan, and

two of Superior.

SOLO, Yet Never Alone

Swimming the Great Lakes

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