Ontario woman swims Lake Michigan, 2nd person to swim all 5 Great Lakes

An eastern Ontario woman has become just the second person to swim across all five Great Lakes.

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — An eastern Ontario woman has become just the second person to swim across all five Great Lakes.

Paula Stephanson of Belleville, Ont., completed her journey across Lake Michigan after swimming for more than a full straight day.

The feat completes her swim of all the Great Lakes — Vicki Keith was the first, in 1988, to achieve that mark.

An exhausted Stephanson covered 55 kilometres of water, from Chicago to Michigan City, Ind., at about 9 p.m. ET Monday.

Stephanson’s brother, Tyler, says his sister was a little incoherent after stumbling out of the chilly lake.

The 30-year-old fought a head wind and waves in the last stretch of her nearly 26-hour swim.

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