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Swim for the Lights by Gary Sredzienski on February 26

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Postby Keeper » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:07 am


Gary Sredzienski, a well-known musician and swimmer in Kittery, Maine, has made an unbelievable commitment to the American Lighthouse Foundation and Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses -- he's swimming 4 miles in 35 degree water on Feb. 26, and playing a concert the same day!

http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/events/20110226_swim-for-lights.htm

Story in the Portsmouth Herald:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110208-NEWS-110209792

Video preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVfrBbrAR_k

Gary's really dedicating himself to our cause, and I hope people will honor his commitment with donations. We're aiming for $10,000!
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Postby Keeper » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:58 pm


As of Feb. 12, we're a little more than 1/3 of the way to our goal of $10,000 for this event. If everyone who cares about lighthouses could donate even a few dollars in honor of Gary's commitment, we'd have a fantastic total!

http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/events/20110226_swim-for-lights.htm
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Postby Keeper » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:13 pm


Just over a week to go and we're just about halfway to our goal of $10,000.

Here's a video preview of the Swim for the Lights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVfrBbrAR_k
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Postby orangepilon » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:08 pm


Go Gary.
:mrgreen:
The coldest water I have swum in was 49 F without a wetsuit - lasted 30 minutes.
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Postby Keeper » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:42 am


Gary did it! He completed the 4-mile swim in a bit over 2.5 hours. I was out in the support boat, and I can honestly say it was the most inspirational thing I've ever seen in person. You can't imagine the effort Gary put into it.

Got this message from Gary last night: "Everything worked out so beautifully. To have such an experience and to benefit others at the same time brings me an immense joy."

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To date, we've raised $8450 toward the goal of $10,000. You can still donate at http://www.lighthousefoundation.org

Some related links:

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5y8QKqfSiM

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=626275&id=126763600480

My blog: http://nelights.blogspot.com/2011/02/incredible-swim-for-lights-by-gary.html

Portsmouth Herald: http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110227/NEWS/102270333/-1/NEWSMAP
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:51 am


Congratulations to Gary and Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses...... :yay:

So glad the everything went OK...... :mrgreen:
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
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