Next Saturday, July 31st, the 18th annual “Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes” is on.

If you’d like to participate in the iconic swim, registration is open until the morning of.

All donations go to the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network to strengthen diabetes care and support across the U.P.

They’ve raised over two hundred thousand dollars the last 17 years.

This year’s race will consist of the traditional 2.25 mile swim across Teal Lake and a short ¼ mile swim.

The “Short–n–Sweet” swim will be a 1/4 mile event open to all ages!

It’s a great intro to open water swimming.

With that said—swimmers will be assisted by volunteer kayakers to keep them safe. And—they are still looking for volunteer kayakers for the event.

Also, the West End Health Foundation is their major sponsor and is doing a “Match Grant” for all swimmer donations (up to $15,000).

*Note: UPDON is a program partner with UPCAP Services.

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