Swimmer crosses Straits of Mackinac for charity
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:33:24 GMT —
long distance swimmer made a journey across the
Straits of Mackinac this morning, all for charity.
Nagler of Northport started in Mackinaw City and ended up in St. Ignace. And she made the 5.8 mile trip in just under three hours
gler started around
five o'clock this morning and completed her swim in 2 hours and 35 minutes.
he says for the most part
the trip was flawless
However, she had to slow down for a large ship passing by.
ther than that
she prepared for all other obstacles
he wore a wet suit to keep her warm in the cold
Lake Michigan waters and had a sail boat and kayak following her the whole time.
er motivation for the trip was a lifetime health condition
type one diabetes
that she has struggled with since childhood.
he wanted to show her two daughters
, that despite some obstacles in life, you can do anything that you put your mind to.
've always wanted to get to the other
," Nagler said.
I've described this as I was born to do this
I really was
So I guess now I am going to decide if I am going to complete the next four Great Lakes.
helped raise money for the
Mayo Clinic and the Black Sheep Crossing animal sanctuary in Northport.