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LindsayNB
July 7th, 2008, 06:22 PM
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The Kingston teen was also the only swimmer to cross the 20-kilometre lake using the physically demanding butterfly stroke, a decision she said she made to increase the difficulty of the trek that took her 7 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds. That swim broke the old record set last year by Susanne Robinson, a freestyle swimmer who took 8 hours and 14 minutes.
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http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/455426

http://esi.ctv.ca/datafeed/urlgen2.aspx?vid=64840

SLOmmafan
July 7th, 2008, 06:28 PM
This sounds like a shoulder problem waiting to happen. I generally opt out of any butterfly over 100 yards - with 50 and or no butterfly at all being the prefered distances.

geochuck
July 7th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Why Swim across dinky Lake Erie with its warm water. She should have done Lake Ontario 32 miles and followed in Vickie Keith's butterfly swim.

LindsayNB
July 7th, 2008, 09:06 PM
This sounds like a shoulder problem waiting to happen. I generally opt out of any butterfly over 100 yards - with 50 and or no butterfly at all being the preferred distances.

Maybe, maybe not. Different people get shoulder problems from different strokes. For me it's back crawl and occasionally front crawl that cause problems, fly is no problem (for my shoulders). Admittedly I wouldn't consider 20km of fly!

KeithM
July 7th, 2008, 09:09 PM
I notice she swam at a very narrow part near the eastern edge of the lake rather than the wider part of the lake. Still I don't think there are many who could handle the prospect of doing the butterfly for nearly eight hours.