Canyon Ferry Lake
From Openwaterpediaopen body of water, covering 35,181 acres (142 km²) and 76 miles (122 km) of shore. It was formed by the building of Canyon Ferry Dam, which was completed in 1954 and has been used for electricity, irrigation, and flood controls since. The lake is a popular outdoor destination providing boating, fishing, wildlife habitat, and is nestled against the Big Belt Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. Canyon Ferry Lake has also become a leading ice boat venue for iceboat racing and iceboat world speed record attempts.
It is also site of the Swimming for Carter's Cause: Four Paws event, an unprecedented 70-mile (112.6 km) solo marathon swim by Emily von Jentzen. It is a charity swim to raise funds to pay for and train a service dog for two-year-old Carter Hasselbach.
Emily von Jentzen
Emily von Jentzen is a 29-year-old full-time attorney from Kalispell who works for the Flathead County Attorney's Office in Montana. She is also a pool swimming coach, triathlete, life-long distance swimmer and an open water swimmer who holds several Montana Masters pool swimming records and is a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach and a USA Swimming Level I Certified Coach.
- Emily von Jentzen's blog
- Emily von Jentzen Facebook page
- Emily von Jentzen Getting Ready For The Unprecedented
- Start In The Morning, End At Midnight Two Days Later
- A Lakke for Katelyn
- Emily von Jentzen's Unselfish Day on the Lake
- Facebook Page
- Self-serve Station At USMS Championships In Las Vegas
- Women Makes History Swimming Flathead Lake
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Emily von Jentzen Is On Track Across Canyon Ferry Lake
- Emily Von Jentzen Stops, But Carter's Cause Continues