George Stark wrote -
The entire 32-mile length of Lake George has only been swum seven times. We intend to make this swim an annual or biennial event that highlights the sport of Marathon Swimming and showcases Lake George, which we think will become a premier destination for elite swimmers and their supporters from around the world.
We have 13 accomplished solo swimmers and 13 teams of 3-6 swimmers, for a total of 83 swimmers registered for the new Lake George Marathon Swim, September 17-18, 2016.
So that the start and finish will be in daylight, the swim will commence at 4 pm. Swimmers and their escorts will persevere through the night and celebrate Lake George for its scenic beauty and exceptional water quality.
Swimmers have pledged to raise $14,300 for charities that preserve the environment around Lake George and other charities chosen by the swimmers.