Eighth Annual Swim the Snake was smokin' smooth!


August 19, 2021

-Chronicle photo by Charlotte Baker

The youngest Swim the Snake participant, Dimitry Truesdale of Spokane Valley, Wash., was part of the second flight of 10 swimmers to cross Lake Bryan which lay between Lyons Ferry State Park and Lyons Ferry Marina and KOA. Each participant received a Swim the Snake T-shirt when they touched land and checked in as completing the swim.

LYONS FERRY–The Eighth Annual Swim the Snake, reinstituted following a year off due to coronavirus precautions, was met with hot temperatures, thick smoke and calm waters at the open water swim event here Saturday, August 14.

There were 30 participants, which included a 16-year-old male youth from Spokane Valley, Wash. who challenged Lake Bryan, the approximately one-mile gap reaching under t...

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