Brothers break their own record after second time swimming across Lake Erie

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After their 2nd swim across Lake Erie, Greg and Tommy Van Volkenburg broke their own record. The brothers said they changed their strategy this time around. “God bless my wife and three kids,” said Greg Van Volkenburg.

“This time we waited for the weather to turn around and flew up last minute,” said Tommy Van Volkenburg. Their mother was both nervous and excited. “Their goal was just to have a fair shot,” said Deborah Van Vokenburg.

The brothers said the first 5 hours of the 23.8 mile swim was the most difficult. Their unofficial time was 10 hours 33 minutes and 22 seconds.

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