Swimming for Carter's Cause: Four Paws

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Emily von Jentzen to attempt a 70-mile point-to-point marathon swim across Canyon Ferry Lake in Helena, Montana
The Swimming for Carter's Cause: Four Paws event is an unprecedented 70-mile (112.6 km) solo marathon swim by Emily von Jentzen across Canyon Ferry Lake in Helena, Montana. It is a charity swim to raise funds to pay for and train a service dog for two-year-old Carter Hasselbach.

Emily von Jentzen

Emily von Jentzen is a 29-year-old full-time attorney from Kalispell who works for the Flathead County Attorney's Office in Montana. She is also a pool swimming coach, triathlete, life-long distance swimmer and an open water swimmer who holds several Montana Masters pool swimming records and is a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach and a USA Swimming Level I Certified Coach.

Canyon Ferry Lake

Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the Missouri River near Helena, Montana and Townsend, Montana. It is Montana's third largest open body of water, covering 35,181 acres (142 km²) and 76 miles (122 km) of shore. It was formed by the building of Canyon Ferry Dam, which was completed in 1954 and has been used for electricity, irrigation, and flood controls since. The lake is a popular outdoor destination providing boating, fishing, wildlife habitat, and is nestled against the Big Belt Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. Canyon Ferry Lake has also become a leading ice boat venue for iceboat racing and iceboat world speed record attempts.

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