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Finger Lakes Open Water Swim Festival

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Bridgette Hobart Janeczko, race director of the Finger Lakes Open Water Swim Festival and Claire deBoer after swimming across the Cayuga Lake in the New York Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Open Water Swim Festival is a 2-day event on 23-24 September 2017 including a 10.5-mile marathon swim (with a maximum of 15 swimmers) on Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen, New York, and a 0.5-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile lake swims.

Charity Event

The event is a charity swim that benefits the Nazareth College Swimming & Diving Team.

Race Organizer

Bridgette Hobart-Janeczko,

Videos from Nazareth Finger Lakes Challenge

Bridgette Hobart-Janeczko completing the Nazareth Finger Lakes Challenge on Seneca Lake in 2015.


Bridgette Hobart Janeczko completed the Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge (or The 5 Majors & The 4 Minors Swimming for a Cause), an 9-stage 156-mile solo swim, starting on 11 July and ending on 26 September 2015. Her course included two challenges within the New York Finger Lakes: the Majors and the Minors. The Majors includes the lakes over 11 miles, ranging from 15.5 to 38 miles each with Canandaigua, Keuka, and Skaneateles in July and 38-mile Cayuga Lake and 38-mile Seneca Lake in August. The 4 Minors includes the lakes under 11 miles that she crossed over the weekends in September 2015.

Stage 1 - Canandaigua 15.5 miles in 7 hours 38 minutes on 11 July
Stage 2 - Keuka 19.88 miles in 9 hours 7 minutes on 19 July
Stage 3 - Skaneateles 16.03 miles in 7 hours 27 minutes on 26 July
Stage 4 - Cayuga 37.9 miles in 20 hours 33 minutes on 8-9 August
Stage 5 - Seneca 37.9 miles in 24 hours 31 minutes on 28-29 August
Stage 6 - Honeoye 4.5 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes on 18 September
Stage 7 - Conesus at 8.08 miles in 3 hours 47 minutes on 19 September
Stage 8 - Otisco at 6.21 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes on 25 September
Stage 9 - Owasco at 11.1 miles in 5 hours 57 minutes on 26 September

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