September 1, 2014 2:20 pm
Updated: September 1, 2014 2:36 pm

Annaleise Carr completes marathon swim across Lake Erie


ABOVE: The moment – Annaleise Carr arrives in Port Dover to a cheering crowd after completing her swim 

TORONTO – Sixteen-year-old Annaleise Carr has completed her marathon swim across Lake Erie.

She returned to the water late Sunday night to finish the exhausting final leg of her journey.

In the first leg of the 75-kilometre crossing in late July she swam from Erie, Pennsylvania to Long Point Ont., a length of approximately 1,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Stormy weather and rough conditions eventually forced the Walsh, Ont., native to end the swim 33-kilometres short of her goal.

Carr pushed through the second leg early Monday morning and finished around 11:45 a.m. in Port Dover, Ont. to a cheering crowd.

Carr is swimming to raise money for Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer. She has raised more than $190,000 so far this summer.

In August 2012, Carr became the then-youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario at the age of 14, raising $115,000 for Camp Trillium with her 27-hour swim from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto.

That record has since been beaten.

With a file from Global News

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