Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
September 8th, 2019
The Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival is a Swimming race in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey consisting of a 10K.
The Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival began as a charity event to honor one of Lake Hopatcong's most well-known businessmen, Tom Wear, owner of one of the marinas on Lake Hopatcong and the Wearhouse Grille restaurant who passed away in 2008. Bridgette Hobart-Janeczko, an avid open water swimmer established an open water swim to honor Tom. The first Tom Wear Memorial Swim took place in 2009, with over 100 swimmers taking place in quarter mile and one mile races and swimmers ranging from their early teens to their late 70s. Over eight thousand dollars was raised for the Jefferson Township Animal Pound.
The success of the 2009 swimKeep Reading
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