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Some of the marathon swims that happened in Canada this summer for charity

Teen swimmer Annaleise Carr swam from Long Point to Port Dover today in order to finish the mammoth swim she started in July. Here are some of the marathon swims that have taken place across Canada this summer:

— July 27: 16-year-old Annaleise Carr attempted to swim across Lake Erie, but ended the 75-kilometre feat early in Long Point. The Ontario swimmer raised more than $150,000 for Camp Trillium, a childhood cancer support centre.

— Aug. 16: Taryn Lencoe, 28, swam laps for 12 hours off Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.

— Aug. 17: Cali Bruce, 14, became the youngest girl to complete an annual swim across the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. The Nova Scotia resident raised over $11,000 for the Brigadoon Village, a camp for children with chronic illnesses.

— Aug. 23: Vancouver's Jeremy Davidson, 32, swam for more than 16 hours to cross the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island and back again. His charity swim was inspired by his father, who was diagnosed in 2010 with a severe form of arthritis.

— Aug. 23: Forty-one-year-old Ryan Stevens from Maumee, Ohio, attempted to swim across Lake Erie to raise awareness for inflammatory bowel disease. Stevens, who suffers from Crohn's disease, left the water early, only a few kilometres from his final destination.

— Aug. 25: Susan Simmons, 49, swam the length of Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island and back, totalling 70 kilometres. She completed the swim with friend Alex Cape to endure 33 hours in the water. Simmons suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and did the swim to raise $5,000 for the cause.

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