OLYMPIAN, DOUBLE AMPUTEE, ALL TAKING PART IN THE NORTH SHORE CHALLENGE 6/19/2017 7:20:57 AM
People are traveling far and wide to come to Norfolk County in July.
It's for the North Shore Challenge.
This annual swimming event offers three races for dedicated swimmers: 1.5 km, 3.8 km, and a 10 km marathon.
Race Co-director Josh Reid is happy to say this grass roots Norfolk moment has long reaching effects.
They also have Canada's first open water female Olympian, several people who have crossed Lake Ontario, and former swimming world champions stopping by.
They even have Carlos Costa, the first swimmer with a disability to swim across Lake Ontario, taking part in the 10km swim as a qualifier.
He's a double amputee.
This will open the door for him to attempt to cross Lake Erie later this summer.
Registration for the event begins at 6:30 a.m. on July 16th at Turkey Point Provincial Park.
This event, while also a challenge for swimmers, also looks to raise money for Camp Trillium.