Monday, July 27, 2009

28th Annual Peaks 2 Portland Swim

More then 250 swimmers took part in Saturdays Peaks to Portland swim. The Greater Portland YMCA event is in it's 28th Annual year.  The 2.4 mile swim from Peaks Island to the East End Beach provides an opportunity for swimmers to challenge their physical and mental abilities, while at the same time raising money for the Cumberland County YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign, providing needed scholarships for youth, adults and families. Last year we gave out over $322,000 in financial assistance and we expect to give out even more this year. Each swimmer is escorted by a partner in a Kayak helping to keep the swimmers safe and adding to the color and confusion at the start.  A large crowd is on hand at the dock on Peaks Island and along the East End Beach finnish line.  This years event was won by fellow students from the Middlebury College swim team,  Nick Daly from Cape Elizabeth and Sarah Demers from Florida.

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