07/23/2013 11:06 am ET Updated Jul 23, 2013

Swimmer To Haul Ton Of Bricks Across Lake St. Clair - New Baltimore-Chesterfield, MI Patch

Michigan native and long-distance swimmer Jim "The Shark" Dreyer plans to tow a ton of bricks 22 miles across Lake St. Clair Aug. 5 to support Habitat for Humanity's rebuilding efforts.

Dreyer, who turns 50 later in August and is known for swimming across all five Great Lakes, will start the swim at the Clinton River Boat Club near Algonac and finish at the Belle Isle Beach in Detroit. It will take an estimated 30 hours and will be done alone, without a support boat. He will have a GPS tracking device, allowing the public to track his position in the lake on his website.

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