Youngster completes Across the Lake swim

Penticton's Leland Mullin was the youngest swimmer to complete the Across the Lake event

PENTICTON'S LELAND MULLIN

PENTICTON'S LELAND MULLIN

Penticton’s Leland Mullin was the youngest swimmer to complete the 68th annual Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim.

Mullin, eight, completed the 2.1 kilometre open water swim, which the website said is the largest and longest running in Canada, in one hour, seven minutes and 45 seconds according to www.sportsstats.ca.

“It made me feel really happy that I can actually make it,” said Mullin. “I felt proud of myself. Proud to feel part of the group.”

The time ranked Mullin at 946th overall and 10th among the 14 swimmers in his group.

Mullin, a member of the KISU swim club, said the swim was hard.

“I think I performed really well,” said Mullin. “I love to swim. It’s my favorite sport. Just to be in the water is like flying in the water.”

The oldest swimmer to compete in the event was Conny Stamhus, 83, of Kelowna. She completed the swim in 49:08.