Posted on Aug 28, 2018


  On July 30, 2018, at 6am, 2 women began a swim to cover the entire length of Lake George to bring awareness and raise funds about Polio. They started their swim at Million Dollar Beach with a goal to end at Diane's Rock at 6am on Tuesday morning (24 hours of swimming). 


·         32 miles

·         24 hours

·         2 swimmers

This was HUGE!  To learn more or donate please click this link  

Swimmer Louise Beckerle Rourke is a Polio Survivor.

Louise contracted polio at 6 months of age, paralyzing her right leg. She attended elementary school in Queensbury and enjoyed all the activities a young girl might. Louise benefited from early rehabilitation and many surgeries at Sunnyview Hospital in Schenectady and at New York University medical Center Hospital in NYC. This enabled her to learn to walk with a leg brace.  Swimming Lake George is a dream come true for Louise.

Swimmer Bridget Simpson

Bridget has been an open water swimmer since 1999. She has participated in swims in Lake Champlain, the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, St. Croix and the Hudson River and supported many causes. Through teaching swimming, coaching and leading group fitness classes, Bridget has encouraged and been inspired by swimmers of all ages and skill levels for 28 years, and she has many more goals in mind.
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