Three-time Olympian and Rhode Island native Elizabeth Beisel completed a historic swim in her home state on Saturday, becoming the first woman to swim from Matunuck Beach to Block Island — a nearly 13-mile open ocean journey. Beisel completed the feat in memory of her dad, Ted, who died in July after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer. With…
This weekend we’re keeping our eye on something really special. Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel is setting out to make history as the first woman to swim from Rhode Island’s mainland to Block Island. She tells Hannah Donnelly that even after three Olympics this will be her most meaningful swim yet.