Swimmers take a refreshing 4K dip to help the Ottawa River
Ottawa Citizen

By Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen, August 6, 2016

After the recent heat wave, scores of swimmers decided Saturday morning was a good time for a refreshing four-kilometre swim across the Ottawa River.

The air temperature was in the low 20s when the first participants dipped their toes in the river before 8 a.m. at Lac Deschênes Sailing Club, headed towards Aylmer’s Parc des Cèdres.

Ottawa Riverkeeper Meredith Brown said the water temperature for the swim was “very warm.”


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