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Mighty Mac Swim across Straits of Mackinac canceled for 2020

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Posted at 9:04 AM, May 21, 2020

ST. IGNACE, Mich. — The bucket list athletic event known as the Mighty Mac Swim has been canceled for 2020 due to the pandemic.

A full field of 402 swimmers were registered to swim the Straits of Mackinac the four miles between Michigan’s peninsulas on August 9, 2020. There were 200 people on the waiting list.

The swim will be scheduled for August 8, 2021.

The first Mighty Mac Swim took place in 2016 and featured noted long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer. Today, Dreyer is executive director of the swim.

The “restrictive limits on the size of gatherings will remain for an undetermined period, which we project to extend into the summer,” Dreyer said in a release.

“‘Finheads,’ as we affectionately call our swimmers, return again and again. It is for our loyal swimmers and all those on the waitlist that our efforts to save the 2020 swim were untiring, as is our commitment going forward to put on the best event ever in 2021,” said Katrina Murphy, Swimmer Liaison for the event.

Registration will begin around October 1, 2020.