Huge congratulations to the YMCA of Southern Maine for pulling off the annual Peaks to Portland Swim! The event, which is one of the oldest open-water races in the world, was in question yesterday after a million-gallon sewage dump happened in Casco Bay. The organizers got the green light on Friday and the event went off without a hitch.

389 swimmers raced the 2.4-mile route from Peaks Island to East End Beach

 

John Stevens won the race for the sixth time with a time of just under 45 minutes!

The annual race is a huge fundraiser for the great folks at the YMCA of Southern Maine. From their Facebook page:

Thank you for interest in, and support for, the YMCA’s youth development programs. Because of YOU, last year we served nearly 10,000 children and provided more than $1.2 million in financial assistance and program support, ensuring children and teens in our community had the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.