(Jim Dreyer)

Man to Swim from Canada to Detroit

Will tow 2,000 pounds of bricks


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A long-distance swimmer known as “The Shark,” embarked on a 30-hour, 22-mile swim across Lake St. Clair Monday to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Departing from the Michigan-Canada border, Jim Dreyer plans to swim to Detroit’s Belle Isle, making landfall Tuesday.

The 49-year-old swimmer will go without the help of a support boat. He’ll also haul two dinghies filled with 334 bricks weighing more than 2,000 pounds. One dinghy is equipped with a tracking device so that Dreyer will show up on radar screens.

Dreyer has made direct crossings of the five Great Lakes. You can track his progress here.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Jim Dreyer

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