The Big Swim is this weekend and the swimmers are ready to hit the waters of the Northumberland Strait.
By Colin MacLean
BORDEN–CARLETON – Forty nine people will take to the Northumberland Strait on Sunday and they’re expecting to break records.
Labeled, The Big Swim, the event is an annual fundraiser for the GIVETOLIVE, a charity aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyles.
According to the group, this is the largest number of swimmers who have attempted to cross the strait at the same time.
They intend to leave from Cape Jourimain, N.B, at 7 a.m. and land in Borden-Carleton between three and six hours later.
The swim is approximately 14 km from one shore to the other.
The youngest in the group is 14-years-old Cali Bruce, who may be the youngest person to ever swim the route.
The original fundraising goal for The Big Swim was $150,000, however, they’ve since blown that number out of the water, raising $250,000.
More information about The Big Swim can be found on its organizer’s website, www.givetolive.ca/big-swim/.