Teen breaks record for swimming Lake Erie
TORONTO - A 14-year-old Caledon, Ont. girl has laid claim to records for being the youngest person to swim across Lake Erie, and for the fastest crossing.
Spokeswoman Francis Gambino says Jade Scognamillo set out from Sturgeon Point, New York just before 7:30 a.m. today.
She completed the 19.2-kilometre swim to Crystal Beach, Ont. in five hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
Last weekend, Natalie Lambert, 14, of Kingston, Ont. made a 20-kilometre crossing of Lake Erie from Fort Erie, Ont., to Derby, New York.
Lambert's trek took her about eight hours using the gruelling butterfly stroke.
Gambino says Scognamillo is roughly four months younger than Lambert.