This Dude Swam From Yarmouth To Nantucket


CC – A swimmer made it 25 miles across Nantucket Sound Friday in just over 12 hours to raise money for cancer programs on Nantucket.

Grant Wentworth, 28, raised $134,000 so Nantucket Cottage Hospital can bring an oncologist to the island from Massachusetts General Hospital each week.

The New York man began the swim from Yarmouth to Nantucket around 4 a.m. from Seagull Beach in Yarmouth and arrived on the island just before 4:30 p.m Friday.

According to Swim Across America’s Facebook page, Wentworth is only the second person to ever swim across Nantucket Sound and the first to do it originating on Cape Cod.

Now here is a guy who did things right. We didn’t hear one word about this until he did it. There are so many of these people we read about for weeks, even months before their attempts to do something outrageous, and then they fail. This guy just quietly went about doing something that has never been done before. Credit where credit is due.

Can you even fathom swimming for 12 hours straight?  I don’t think I could even stand for 12 hours straight. Dude saved himself some money on ferry tickets though. Kudos to Grant, not only was he humble, but he made it AND the island got an oncologist out of the deal. That’s almost enough to forgive him for being from New York… almost. All I know is it’s a good thing there aren’t any rotaries in Nantucket Sound or else he never would have made it.

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