Total distance = 24 miles

Swim Across Lake Pontchartrain is a 24-mile virtual swim across the grandest lake in Louisiana. Lake Pontchartrain is the northern border of historic New Orleans. You can join in the swim. Keep track of the yards you swim during workouts and send them in to us for recording. The virtual swim starts on the north shore in Mandeville. When you have completed your virtual 24 miles, your virtual swim will have you in New Orleans ready to party for Mardi Gras season.

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, a 24-mile long Lake Pontchartrain Causeway across Lake Pontchartrain connects the South Shore with St. Tammany Parish on the North and is the longest over-water bridge in the world. Lake Pontchartrain was named for the Count de Pontchartrain who served as minister of finance during the reign of France's "Sun King," Louis XIV for whom Louisiana is named.

  Send distances of your workout swims to be recorded daily.
  This virtual swim ends January 31 2009.
  Email your distance in yards to:
  Virtual swim description: pontchartrain.pdf

  Final Results

 distance completed: 

0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 finish
  Carolyn Ahearn 6.7 miles
  Jill Carey 24.0 miles
  Alicia Ensey 9.3 miles
  Jack Fannon 24.0 miles
  Drew Killian 24.0 miles
  Ray Novitske 24.0 miles
  Jeff Wood 24.0 miles
  Jon Wood 24.0 miles