Sights and Sounds of The Peaks To Portland Swim To Benefit Kids
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.