Annaleise Carr, Lake Ontario conqueror, ends Lake Erie swim
16-year-old raised $130,000 for children with cancer
Annaleise Carr, 16, has ended her marathon fundraising swim across Lake Erie a little early, arriving at Long Point, Ont., instead of her planned destination of Port Dover.
Team spokesman Aaron Gautreau says Annaleise Carr ended her swim at 4 a.m. ET Saturday. She had been planning to stay in the water and finish the swim around 11:30 a.m., but the marathon ended after she consulted with her swim coach and other officials.
Gautreau said the swim was still a great success, with Carr raising around $130,000 for Camp Trillium, a childhood cancer support centre.
The native of Walsh, Ont., had been swimming six to eight hours a day to prepare for what she expected would be a gruelling 30-hour swim.
Two years ago, Carr swam across Lake Ontario at the age of 14, becoming the youngest person known to have ever accomplished the feat.
Carr's 2012 swim raised $115,000 for Camp Trillium.
Here's a YouTube video of Anna swimming her way through some rough water on Friday morning: