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Another swimmer went lake’s distance of Lake Tahoe

Not included in Tuesday’s swimming package in the Tahoe Daily Tribune was the account of Roger Collins’ swim across Lake Tahoe more than 20 years ago.

On Aug. 1, 1979, Collins, then 26, swam from Tahoe Vista Marina in Kings Beach to Ski Run Marina on South Shore. Collins, who at the time lived in Watsonville, Calif., but now lives in South Lake Tahoe, finished the swim in 14 hours, 25 minutes.

Collins had several witnesses and a story was published in the Tribune describing his feat.

According to Tribune records, there have been 10 successful attempts of people swimming the length of Lake Tahoe. Nine different athletes have completed the swim. In 2003, Laura Colette swam the distance twice.

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