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Just keep swimming…

June 30, 2009
From left: Trista Felty, Kiersten Rosenberg, Tori DeLollo

From left: Trista Felty, Kiersten Rosenberg, Tori DeLollo

At about 4 am GMT on Monday, Trista Felty, a third-year dental student, Tori DeLollo, a research associate at the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and their roommate Kiersten Rosenberg dove into the frigid waters of the English Channel at the White Cliffs of Dover.  Eleven hours later, they reached the shores of Ambleteuse in France.    The girls were one of five teams that attempted the swim; three turned back because of the cold.  In the end, the girls finished first, and were the first females of 2009 to swim the entire channel.

Trista, Tori and Kiersten decided to embark on the difficult journey to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis in honor of their friend and former swimmate, Lauren Shulman, who was diagnosed with MS in 2007, and they couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishment.

The swim route

The swim route

“We were told a six-man Navy Seal relay team pulled out in the begining of June because of the cold water,” said Trista. “But besides some damp bones and sore shoulders it was a great swim.”

For updates and more info about their swim, visit their blog at http://mswim.wordpress.com/.  And read more about their efforts in their interviews with KYW Newsradio, the Daily News and NBC10

Congrats, ladies!

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