TORONTO – A teenager managed to swim across Lake Ontario over the weekend, claiming to be the youngest person ever to accomplish the feat.
Arriving after sunset Sunday, 14-year-old Annaleise Carr was greeted by cheering family members and other onlookers as she splashed to the shore in Toronto.
Carr set off from Niagara on the Lake on Saturday and had to plow through waves as high as 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) at times.
Carr, who is from the tiny community of Walsh in southern Ontario, spent nearly 27 hours in the water.
Part of the reason behind her swim was to raise money for Camp Trillium, a childhood cancer support center.