Two Manitoba triathletes to swim 22 km from Lac du Bonnet
Tarren Gesell and Patrick Peacock set themselves personal challenge
Two Manitobans are hoping to swim 22 kilometers Saturday.
They have set themselves the challenge of swimming from the docks in Lac du Bonnet to the Granite Hills Golf Course on the lake the town is named after.
He said the triathletes think it will take them about six hours to reach the golf course and it won't be an easy swim because the current on the Winnipeg River is strong due to high water.
The swimmers started at 10 a.m. but by 4:30 p.m. they were still a few kilometers from the golf course.
Marcoux said "with all the zig and zagging due to the current, the swim is more like 23 or 24 km," and the swimmers were only at about the 20 km mark.