July 27, 2014 1:10 pm

Ont. teen ends marathon Lake Erie swim early

File: Annaleise Carr swims the final stretch of her record breaking Lake Ontario swim on August 19, 2012. On Saturday, July 26, she ended her Lake Erie crossing early after conferring with her support team

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

PORT DOVER, Ont. – A 16-year-old girl who ended a swim across Lake Erie earlier than planned says she intends to finish the swim later this summer.

Annaleise Carr ended her effort early Saturday morning at Long Point, Ont., short of Port Dover where she had initially wanted to reach.

She says the weather didn’t co-operate, with waves hampering her swim. Carr also says she didn’t get much sleep the night before.

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Team spokesman Aaron Gautreau says Annaleise Carr ended her swim at 4 a.m. ET at Long Point, Ont., a few hours short of Port Dover, Ont., where she had initially planned to arrive around 11:30 this morning.

Gautreau says the swim was still a great success, as Carr raised around $130,000 for Camp Trillium, a childhood cancer support centre.

The native of Walsh, Ont., had been swimming six to eight hours a day to prepare for what she expected would be a gruelling 30-hour swim.

Two years ago, the native of Walsh, Ont., swam across Lake Ontario at the age of 14, becoming the youngest person known to have accomplished the feat.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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