Teen becomes first to swim 20 miles through New York Bight
SEA BRIGHT (AP) — Officials say a 17-year-old open water swimmer from New Jersey became the first person to swim a course of just over 20 miles through what's known as the New York Bight.
Ridgewood resident Charlotte Samuels began her journey around 7 a.m. Saturday and finished before 5 p.m.
Samuels says she hopes to help create a marathon swim on the East Coast to rival the English Channel crossing, which she completed as part of her 2014 Triple Crown finish.
The New York Bight extends from Montauk Point to the Cape May Inlet.
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