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Jim Dreyer to Tow 1 Ton of Bricks in Swim Across Lake St. Clair

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HOLLAND, Mich. – Jim Dreyer — who’s best known for swimming across all five Great Lakes — will attempt to tow a ton of bricks while swimming 22 miles across Lake St. Clair to Detroit this summer, in support of Habitat for Humanity.

If successful, the swim, scheduled to begin on August 5, will be recognized as a world record.  It will mark Dreyer’s 50th birthday, which will also occur in August.

“I’ll be towing four 500-pound dinghies a mile further than crossing the English Channel,” Dreyer said in a news release.  “It will be a real ‘train of pain’ … symbolic of the pain felt by Michigan families trying to keep their heads above water. However, instead of sinking with the weight of our burdens, I believe that together we can triumph and be the bricks that rebuild lives, rebuild communities, and strengthen the foundation of this great state.”

Dreyer has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Michigan to help fund building projects for up to 75 affiliates through his swim fundraising, called the Cornerstone Strength Swim Campaign.

Engraved commemorative bricks, including the authentic bricks towed by Dreyer for the world record, are being sold to support the building project of the purchaser’s choice.

To purchase a brick, organize a fundraiser, and for more information on the Cornerstone Strength Swim Campaign, click here.



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