Britannia ruled the waves of Lake Erie last summer. This year, the Maple Leaf will fly above the waters of Lake Ontario. On July 12, 2008, then 14-year-old Jade Scognamillo became the youngest and fastest swimmer to cross Lake Erie from Sturgeon Point, N.Y. to
Jade Scognamillo finished her record-breaking swim of Lake Erie so fast, the camera crews that were supposed to greet her were nowhere in sight.
Plying the murky waters of Lake Erie with nothing but a swimsuit and some body grease is insane, right? So say Jade Scognamillo’s friends and family.