July 5, 2012
PITTSBURGH – Pitt senior swimmer Kelsey Herbst travelled to her hometown of Erie, Pa. to partake in the Preque Isle BaySwim V last weekend. BaySwim is a mile-long, non-competitive plunge from Presque Isle State Park to the Erie Yacht Club.
Herbst was the first of 300 participants to get out of the Presque Isle Bay. It marked the second straight year, she accomplished the feat.
“The crowd was larger this year,” Herbst stated. “This is also the first time the event sold out (and) I believe that’s probably because more people are talking about it. Not only is everyone trying to complete the swim, but we are also helping a great cause at the same time.”
The 2012 BaySwim was hosted by the Presque Isle Partnership and the Erie Yacht Club. The open water event benefitted the Presque Isle Partnership, Erie County Diabetes Association, Presque Isle Lifeguard Association and Reyburn Sailing School.
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