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Continued: Michigan man in middle of 22-mile swim across lake to Detroit while hauling ton of bricks

  • Article by: MIKE HOUSEHOLDER , Associated Press
  • Last update: August 5, 2013 - 7:45 PM

The holder of a number of world records for endurance swimming, Dreyer said he expects to set one this time around for longest distance swimming while towing a ton of bricks — a record that doesn't currently exist.

"Nobody has ever pulled a ton of bricks any distance," he said. "Pretty surprising, right?"

Records aside, Dreyer's true motivation is Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, with whom he has helped fund building projects for up to 75 affiliates through his swim fundraising, called the Cornerstone Strength Swim Campaign.

Engraved commemorative bricks, including the bricks towed by Dreyer, are being sold to support the building project of the purchaser's choice.

As for what's next on Dreyer's agenda following the "ton of bricks swim," he's not saying just yet.

"I'm always coming up with these crazy ideas," he said.

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