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Teen swims across Lake Ontario

Toronto -

A teenager has managed to swim across Lake Ontario and she claims to be the youngest person ever to accomplish the feat.

Annaleise Carr was greeted by cheering family members and other onlookers as she splashed to the shore in Toronto after nightfall. She says at 14 years old, she's the youngest person ever to accomplish the feat.

Carr set off from Niagara on the Lake on Saturday evening and had to plow through waves as high as 1.5 meters at times.

Carr, who is from the tiny community of Walsh in southern Ontario, spent nearly 27 hours in the water.

Part of the reason behind her swim was to raise money for Camp Trillium, a childhood cancer support centre. - Sapa-AP

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