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Weather not going to stop marathon swimmer today

'Marilyn has officially started her marathon swim from the beach at Campbells Bay at 7:16 a.m. this morning'
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Marilyn Korzekwa about to embark on her marathon swim starting in Campbell's Bay. Photo submitted.

The weather might be nasty, but rain will not stop marathon swimmer Marilyn Korzekwa from swimming across Lake Nipissing today. 

"Marilyn has officially started her marathon swim from the beach at Campbells Bay at 7:16 a.m. this morning," stated Anne Taylor, one of the event's volunteers. 

It was tough going around 9 a.m. as organizers noted that she was battling through three-foot waves along with the high winds and rain. 

Track her progress here.

The Hamilton-based psychiatrist Marilyn Korzekwa has challenged herself to become just the second person to swim that 28-kilometer stretch of Lake Nipissing which is expected to end this evening on Marathon Beach in North Bay. 

Organizers decided to push the start to Wednesday due to Monday's uncertain forecast which included the threat of thunderstorms. 

She had given herself a window between September 1 to 5 hoping for one good day to complete the swim after postponing the swim from earlier this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

See related: Marathon swimmer to take on Lake Nipissing Wednesday

Organizers advise boaters on the lake to stay clear of the flotilla for safety reasons.

This swim is also a fundraiser for the Nipissing Trackers (a local downhill ski program for special needs children) and donations can be made through Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth at www.nady.ca 


Chris Dawson

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