A 52-year tradition continued on Aug. 9 as members of the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club participated in the annual ''Swim Across the Lake'' event.
The annual swim is sponsored by the CLYC's junior program, which runs every summer for six weeks with a primary focus on sailing and swimming skills. Rowing, knots, flag protocol and safety awareness are also taught.
The swimmers completed the 1.2-mile swim from the opposite shore to the yacht club within 1 hours. Each swimmer was accompanied by an adult spotter in a canoe, kayak or jet ski. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's department helped to monitor boat traffic during the swim.
These are the 23 Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club junior members, three junior program counselors and one CLYC adult member who took part in the recent ‘‘Swim Across the Lake.’’ In front, from left, are William Turner, Declan Doherty, Madeline DuBois, Lachlain McGranahan, Jack Duggan, Victoria Valente, Olivia Valente and Rayna Smith. In the second row are Mary Duggan, Hannah Johnson, Victoria Smith, Brooks Turcotte, Delaney Lineweaver, Libby Thompson and Clara Smith. In back are Lucy Kohl, Andrea McLean, A.J. Smith, Jeff Green, Lizzie Stuart, Hannah Evan, Evelyn Rowan Allie Kohl, Autumn Bertges, Malley Doherty and Grace Wood. Absent was Elizabeth Rowan.