First Schmidt Swim set at Camp Dudley

— The inaugural Willie Schmidt Lake Champlain Swim for Hospice will be held at historic Camp Dudley in Westport on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m.

Camp Dudley has generously donated the use of their facility for this event which is being held in memory of longtime Camp Dudley Director, Willie Schmidt.

Celebrate High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care’s 25th anniversary and swim for compassionate care by joining other swimmers in your area in supporting hospice care. All swimmers 14 years of age and older are welcome to join in this non-competitive fun swim. Registration will between 8 and 8:30 a.m. at Camp Dudley the morning of the event to register. There will be refreshments and all registered swimmers will receive a goodie bag that includes an event swim bathing cap, water bottle as well as other “goodies.”

Registration is $25 per person with each adult 18 and older also responsible for securing an additional $75 in pledges (14-17 an extra $50 in pledges). Preregistration is preferred but not required. All those who register by Aug. 9 will also receive a free event t-shirt.

Kayakers and canoeists are also welcome. The swim is approximately half a mile in a protected bay and kayakers and canoeists are needed to line the swim route to assure swimmer safety. Each paddler will receive an event cap and whistle.

For more information on being a swimmer, paddler or if you would like to pledge your support please contact Darsie at 891-9631 or go to www.swimlakwchamplain.org to register on-line.

This event raises vital funds to help support end of life care throughout High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care’s vast 4,600 square mile service area that includes all of Warren County and Essex County.

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