Record number of swimmers participate in Monster Lake Swim

NEW AUBURN, Wis. (WEAU)-- More than 70 swimmers took over an area lake Sunday morning for an annual race in New Auburn.

The 27th Annual Monster Lake Swim kicked off at the YMCS's Camp Manitou where competitors took on a two-mile swim on Lower Long Lake.

This year had a record number of participants, and volunteer Mark Barker says they come from a variety of skill-levels.

"You don't need to be a certain skill level to do the swim, some of course are very good high school competitive swimmers, some college swimmers, some former college swimmer, masters group swimmers, but then others just like long distance swimming and challenging themselves," says Barker.

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