FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD SWIMS ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO

Aug 20, 2012

By Scott Walker

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History was made on the shores of Lake Ontario last night. Fourteen year-old Annaleise Carr of Simcoe emerged from the waters of the lake around 9:00 last night at Toronto’s Marilyn Bell Park after swimming from Niagara-on-the-Lake.  She’s believed to be the youngest person ever to complete the 52-kilometre swim.

Carr was taken to hospital as a precaution after the swim but was said to be in good shape.

Her swim raised $100,000 for Camp Trillium, a childhood cancer support centre.

Marilyn Bell Park is named after the first person to make the successful crossing. She was 16 when she swam the Lake in 1954.

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