Thirty-six swimmers have raised over $12,000 for the Mathews Land Conservancy’s Boathouse Building Project—an effort that culminated on Sunday with the 2015 L. Wayne Hudgins Memorial Wharf to Wharf Swim on the East River in Mathews.
The water temperature, at 82 degrees, made the swim comfortable in spite of otherwise cloudy, rainy, windy and cooler weather conditions, said a press release.
The top fundraisers were Mimi Ulsaker, the Tim Hudgins family, Nancy Miller and Elizabeth Hamilton MBE. Hamilton, who carries the title MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, also came the farthest distance to swim—from England, bringing with her over $500 in UK sponsorships and making the Wharf to Wharf Swim an international event, said the release.
The top three finishers to complete the swim were Meagan Knott, who completed the 1,400-meter course back and forth across the East River in 18.18 minutes, followed by Sara Eddy with 19.09 minutes, and Jess...
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