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Bob Weir

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Bob Weir is a Canadian open water swimmer who is a two-time member of the 24-hour club and a former competitive age-group swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

  • On 24 August 1989, he crossed Lake Ontario in 22 hours 8 minutes at the age of 46.
  • On 27 August 1992, he crossed 43 km across Lake Erie from New York to Ontario, Canada in 23 hours 41 minutes.
  • On 23-24 August 1991, he swam 35 miles (56 km) in 25 hours 8 minutes at the age of 48 from Wasago (Lake Couchiching) to Barrie (Centennial Park), Canada.
  • In 1962, he swam 18 miles across Lake Winnipeg in 9 hours 57 minutes.
  • In 1963, he became the first person to swim across Lake Manitoba (34 miles) in 25 hours 10 minutes.
  • He swam on the 1964 professional marathon swimming circuit where he competed in the 24 Heures La Tuque where he finished fourth with teammate John Lumgair.
  • In 1989, he swam across Lake Ontario in 22 hours 8 minutes.
  • In 1992, he swam 27 miles (43 km) across Lake Erie in 23 hours 41 minutes from Dunkirk (New York State) to Mohawk Point (near Dunville, Ontario).
  • In 1993, he joined the Half Century Club at the age of 50 when he became the first person to swim the 21 miles of Lake Winnipesaukee in 12 hours from Center Harbor to Alton Bay.
  • He serves as the President of the Solo Swims of Ontario since 1992.
  • In 1996, he received the Cliff Lumsdon Award of the Solo Swims of Ontario for his achievements and contributions.
  • He was the president of Masters Swimming Ontario from 1991 to 1994.

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