Michigan Swimmer Sets Sights on New World Record

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jim Dreyer apparently has recovered from his recent Straits of Mackinac swim.

The 43-year-old long-distance swimmer from Byron Center says he's returning to the water Friday morning.

He'll try to swim continuously for more than 122 miles to set a new world record.

That's what he was trying to do for two days late last month in the Straits of Mackinac.

That effort ended after only 40 miles.

Dreyer says he was hampered by strong and unrelenting currents and that he became sore and sick. He spent a day in a hospital afterward.

This time he'll be swimming in Scram Lake in Kent County's Oakfield Township.

Dreyer says completing the swim could take 72 to 84 hours.

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