Jim Dreyer is checked out by a doctor following his 50+ hour swim. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Man Finishes Long Swim To Detroit Hauling Bricks

Jim “The Shark” Dreyer made it to Belle Isle after more than 50 hours in the water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2013

(credit: Jim Dreyer/Facebook Photo)

Swimmer To Haul 2,000 Pounds Of Bricks 22 Miles

“It will be a real ‘train of pain,’ symbolic of the pain felt by Michigan families trying to keep their heads above water,” said Jim Dreyer, who plans to swim 22 miles across Lake St. Clair this summer while hauling dinghies filled with 2,000 pounds of bricks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: U.S. Olympian Allison Schmitt visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

Canton Olympian’s Dad: ‘We Never Expected This To Happen’

After watching his daughter, Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt, compete in the London games, Canton resident Ralph Schmitt is still in awe of the experience.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2012

Rescue Crews Expand Search For Missing Swimmer

The search ramping up for a missing swimmer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2011

Swimmer Drowns In Lake Erie

A day at the lake turns deadly in Monroe County. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a teenaged swimmer who went missing in Lake Erie at Sterling State Park Tuesday afternoon.