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$8,000+ raised in Peace Frogs Bank to Bank Swim

Strong currents played a major role in Sunday’s 10th annual Peace Frogs Bank to Bank Swim, according to event coordinator Catesby Jones.

Jones said 20 people participated in Sunday’s swim. This year, proceeds go to the Laurel Shelter, Inc., and the Rural Infant Services Program. He said $8,000 has been raised so far, and donations are still being accepted.

The swim has been held each year to help support organizations that benefit children in the Tidewater area, Jones said.

Swimmers this year started their three-mile journey across the York River near the Colonial Parkway in Yorktown and ended it at the shores of Jones’s residence in Coke.

“I feel like we wound up swimming more like five miles,” Jones said, adding that the currents in the York River Sunday were brutal. Otherwise, the weather cooperated for the event. Jones said the swim is part of the Gloucester Community Foundation’s endowment fund. A quarter of the proceeds is donated each year...

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