Lamontagne Lorenzo

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Lamontagne Lorenzo was the first person to make an attempt of a solo crossing of lac Memphrémagog between Vermont, USA and Magog, Québec, Canada. His attempt across the glacial lake between Newport, Vermont, United States and Magog, Quebec, Canada was held on 9 July 1955. The 24-year-old swam for 21 hours 30 minutes before being pulled from the water 2 miles from his goal.

Five weeks later on 21 August 1955, 19-year-old William Francis Billy O'Connor became the first person to complete a crossing of lac Memphrémagog in 18 hours 35 minutes, swimming from south to north despite a storm that hit near midnight.

His attempt is part of the legacy of the 34 km Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog, part of the annual FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuit.

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