Man Finishes Swim To Detroit Hauling Bricks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Jim Dreyer had been hauling two dinghies since Monday bearing 334 bricks weighing more than 2,000 pounds.

Jim Dreyer | Source: jimthesharkdreyer

Associated Press Release

DETROIT (AP) -- A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" has finished a 22-mile swim in Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border.

Jim Dreyer had been hauling two dinghies since Monday bearing 334 bricks weighing more than 2,000 pounds. By Wednesday morning, however, he only was hauling one for the swim's final stretch.

Dreyer finished late Wednesday morning at Detroit's Belle Isle, nearly 51 hours after starting Monday.

Dryer told reporters on the beach that he wanted to show "we don't have to sink with the weight of our burdens."

Dreyer had expected to finish Tuesday after about 30 hours, but he says waves along the way slowed him down.

Dreyer has made direct crossings of the five Great Lakes. He's raising money for Habitat for Humanity.

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Associated Press Release

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) -- A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" is in the middle of a 30-hour, 22-mile dip in Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border.

Jim Dreyer is hauling two dinghies filled with 334 bricks weighing a total of more than 2,000 pounds.

An online tracker showed him roughly half done early Tuesday morning.

He began Monday morning and plans to end Tuesday afternoon at Detroit's Belle Isle.

One dinghy is equipped with a radar target so Dreyer will show up on radar screens. He has to feed himself and doesn't plan to leave the water until coming ashore in Detroit.

Dreyer has made direct crossings of the five Great Lakes. He's trying to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.


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