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Hamlin Lake swim -- 2013

A swim across Hamlin Lake took place at 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 2013, from the North Bayou to the dunes, a 1.8-mile stretch.

Local swim instructor Becky Reamer is planning the third annual cross-lake swim, again to benefit the Hamlin Lake Preservation Society. This year the funds will go to the society’s Historic Hamlin Cottage Preservation project.

The event is a swim not a race, she said. After arrival at the sand dunes on the north side of the lake, swimmers will get a boat ride back to the event start. The cost is $50 to register.

As reported in the Ludington Daily news on Monday, August 12, 2013, by Steve Begnoche

Swimming to the dunes

It’s become a bit of a tradition. On a Saturday morning in August swimmers gather next to North Bayou Resort to swim across the straits between Upper and Lower Hamlin Lake in what organizer Becky Reamer called a non-competitive, fun event. The air was a bit cool at about 58 degrees under cloudy skies when the about 20 swimmers set out around 9:15 to swim to the dunes.

Swimmers were paired with kayakers who accompanied them across the lake. In case of trouble, or if the swimmer tired, the kayaker would stay with them and signal a support boat that would pick up the swimmer.

Kari Karr seeks out which dune the swimmers were heading for. Once across the lake, a boat ferried them back to the south shore of the Hamlin Lake at the North Bayou. The swim is a fundraiser for the Hamlin Lake Preservation Society.

Organizer Becky Reamer smiles as she enters the lake to begin her swim.

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