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Jim Dreyer, 'The Shark,' Keeps Up 22 Mile Swim To Detroit Hauling Bricks, But Slows Pace

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Jim Dreyer, a long-distance swimmer, adjusts his mask before taking off from the Clinton River Boat Club in Clay Township, Mich., Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 to swim 22 miles across Lake St. Clair while hauling dinghies filled with 2,000 pounds of bricks. Dreyer has made direct crossings of each of the five Great Lakes. The event is to raise funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. The swim is expected to take 30 hours and end Tuesday at Detroit's Belle Isle. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) | AP

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. — A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" is keeping up his 22-mile swim in Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border despite moving slower than planned.

Jim Dreyer is hauling two dinghies bearing 334 bricks weighing more than 2,000 pounds.

Dreyer had said he expected to finish Tuesday after about 30 hours in the water. But an online tracking system showed him with roughly a quarter of the way to go on Wednesday morning, just off the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe.

A posting on his Facebook page says it's not clear how long the swim now will take. He began Monday morning and plans to end in Detroit.

Dreyer has made direct crossings of the five Great Lakes. He's raising money for Habitat for Humanity.



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