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I wanted to update this post thanks to Brian Earley’s comment below. Brian started the Chesapeake Bay Swim back in 1982 when he swam across the bay in memory of his father. Participation has grown from his single performance to a lottery system now that caps the swimmers at 650. It is one of the most sought after open water races in the United States.
The Chesapeake Bay Swim is a fundraiser event for the March of Dimes, Chesapeake Bay Trust and also has the Cynthia Earley Scholarship award for students who raise the most funds for the GCBS charities.
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