4-mile swim in NH raises $ for Maine clinic

December 30, 2012, 9:49 am


DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A long-distance swimmer has braved frigid ocean waters in a nearly 4-mile swim in New Hampshire to raise money for a Maine wildlife medical clinic and education center.

Gary Sredzienski (shred-JIN'-ski) made the 3.75-mile swim in near-freezing waters Saturday afternoon from Durham to Dover in New Hampshire's Great Bay tidal estuary.

Sredzienski has made six cold-water swims in the past four years to benefit different nonprofit organizations.

This year's goal was to raise $10,000 for the Center for Wildlife in York, Maine.

Saturday's swim took Sredzienski just under two hours, while wearing cold-water gear to keep him warm.

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