This virtual swim will take place in the old Ohio and Erie Canal. When it first opened in 1827, it served as the primary transportation artery between Akron and Cleveland. The original canal connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River and measured 309 miles. Our virtual swim will be the 42 locks of the canal's northern section between Akron and Cleveland, a distance of 40.5 miles.

You will start your swim at Summit Lake in Akron. During your swim you pass through Akron, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Cleveland to finish at historic Settler's Landing Park in Cleveland.

Ohio & Erie Canal History
Canal Towpath Trail
Virtual Swim

Ohio & Erie Canal
Virtual Swim

Send distances of your workout swims to be recorded daily, until you reach 40.5 miles.
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Virtual swim description


010203040.5  miles
Jon Carlat  3.0 miles
Christi Ensch  7.4 miles
Dan Jent  20.4 miles
Drew Killian  15.2 miles
Ray Novitske  34.0 miles
Michelle Wright  40.5 miles