The Most EPIC Way to Swim Lake George

      “The journey is the thing.”

― Homer ―


People have swum the length of Lake George.  All day and into the night.  Whether with struggles and tears, or happily and smoothly, they’ve swum on and on and on until all 31 (ish) miles have been traversed at last.

In one fell swoop, they have conquered!

… and then they go home.

And that’s that.

But, oh friends, if Odysseus had just made it home in the wake of The Iliad… we would have never had The Odyssey!  All of that adventure and triumph and excitement and thrill!  How different would your tenth grade English Class have been?!  Boredom, I tell you – fraught with boredom.


Without further ado.

I present to you… the most EPIC way to swim Lake George:

The Mission

It is our mission to maximize fun, adventure, and swimming opportunities as safely as possible while still helping me prepare for my English Channel swim by swimming the length of Lake George in twice daily segments over the course of four days whilst camping on a sailboat at various locations along the way.


The Plan


Swim 1
Morning 1, Swim 1

After this 5 mile start to the trek, we will reconvene and prepare the ship!

Swim 2
Afternoon 1, Swim 2

We are swimming from one boat launch to an arbitrary secondary point near another boat launch… and then jumping aboard the sailboat and heading to our campsite in Red Rock Bay for the first night.

Swim 3
Morning 2, Swim 3

We shall dwell amongst the islands and live in our swimsuits and swim explore the Narrows!

Swim 4
Afternoon 2, Swim 4

Quest to Hulett’s Landing: the longest leg of the journey.  Then we return to the campsite.

Swim 5
Morning 3, Swim 5

 After sailing the ship back to Hulett’s Landing, we shall make some brave souls walk the plank and swim to Clark Hollow Bay.

Swim 6
Afternoon 3, Swim 6

A sweet recovery swim.

Swim 7
Morning 4, Swim 7

Last but not least, our finish is in sight after an excursion around Prison Island.

So, friends, stay tuned for stories galore of epic battles of great titans, of fighting off siren songs and mermaid sightings.  It will be an incredible, amazing journey and I can’t wait to see what we shall see.

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