Long Distance Swimmer Goes After New Record

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer has started another quest.

He plans to spend the next few days swimming continuously in northeastern Kent County's Scram Lake.

Dreyer is trying to set a new distance record for a continuous swim by going more than 122 miles. He expects to take three or four days doing it.

He entered the water shortly after 10 o'clock this morning and had gone six miles by 1:50 p.m.

The 43-year-old Byron Center athlete tried but failed to break the record late last month during a two-day swim in the Straits of Mackinac.

He became so sick battling the strong currents that he left the water after 40 miles and had to be hospitalized.

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