Beautiful weather, calm waters for Riverkeeper 4K swim

By the Ottawa Citizen, August 11, 2018

Almost 300 swimmers enjoyed beautiful weather and an unusually calm Ottawa River in the fifth annual Riverkeeper 4K swim.

The event is the Ottawa Riverkeepers’s largest annual fundraiser. Participants raised a record-breaking $22,500, and total revenue from all sources was $42,500.

Swimmers departed from Shirley’s Bay in Ottawa at about 8 a.m. There were also two smaller course loops of 750 metres and 1.5 km at Aylmer’s Parc des Cèdres.

Ottawa teenager David Quire crossed the river in 55 minutes 40 seconds.

Organizers said the youngest participant was 13, the oldest was 75. Once again, local federal politicians Catherine McKenna and Will Amos participated.

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