Man Swimming To Belle Isle With 334 Bricks

A long distance swimmer known as “The Shark” jumped into Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border yesterday to start a 22-mile swim, all while hauling a ton of bricks!

49-year-old Jim Dreyer plans to come ashore this afternoon at Detroit’s Belle Isle to greet fans and representatives of Habitat for Humanity, the charity that inspired him to make the swim.

Dreyer felt that the 22-mile swim across Lake St. Clair was too easy, since he has already crossed all five Great Lakes. So to make it interesting, he is carrying two dinghies filled with 334 bricks. And he’s swimming solo without a support boat. Each brick weighs six pounds!

His real motivation for the swim is Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. He has helped fund building projects for up to 75 affiliates through his swim fundraising, which he calls the Cornerstone Strength Swim Campaign.

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