Marilyn Korzekwa completes 3-province marathon swim
Ontario woman swims from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick to P.E.I.
An Ontario woman has completed the first three province swim of the Northumberland Strait.
Marilyn Korzekwa swam from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick and to P.E.I. Sunday in just under 17 hours. It was the first time anyone has swum between all three provinces.
"The air was down to 14 [C]. That was kind of the hardest part. But then the sun started to lighten up like before five o'clock, so that was really encouraging."
Korzekwa had considered swimming back to New Brunswick after landing in P.E.I., but she says the cold and the jellyfish were too much.
Korzekwa told reporters she was stung 22 times by jellyfish on her face and her body making the crossing from Cape Tormentine to near Cape Traverse in P.E.I.
She also faced a storm during her crossing with strong winds and water temperatures of only 17 C.
The 58-year-old has previously swum the English Channel, the Strait of Catalina in California and taken part in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.
Korzekwa says her next swim will be between the north and south islands of New Zealand.