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Old 03-24-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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I read that it has been tried but nobody ever did it. One guy got 10 miles and had to quit because of the waves. The English channel is 22 miles at the narrowest point and thats been swam many times. But lake Michegan is much further. Just curious.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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I don't know of anyone that's done that. It would be quite the challenge though. And it may very well be impossible.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I also don't know of anyone who's done it, but it'd be fun to try. As long as I had a boat w/cute Coast Guard guys riding alongside of me!
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Maybe if I felt like getting E-Coli.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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I read that it has been tried but nobody ever did it. One guy got 10 miles and had to quit because of the waves. The English channel is 22 miles at the narrowest point and thats been swam many times. But lake Michegan is much further. Just curious.
M-I-C-H-I-G-A-N spells Michigan.

Milwaukee is located near the widest point on Lake Michigan, which is approximately 120 miles across. It would be impossible for a human being to swim that distance.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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M-I-C-H-I-G-A-N spells Michigan.

Milwaukee is located near the widest point on Lake Michigan, which is approximately 120 miles across. It would be impossible for a human being to swim that distance.

I bet Superman could swim across!
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Park Rapids
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Why swim when you can take the Ferry?
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Default Just kidding...

What about the fresh water sharks ?


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Old 04-15-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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two words.....Rip Currents
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Default Yes

Jim Dreyer has swam across all 5 great lakes, some as part of triathalons. See link below.

[url=http://www.swimjimswim.org/theman.htm#home]Jim Dreyer- New Horizons Ultra-Marathon Series[/url]
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