Elizabeth Beisel swim to Block Island rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 25

Three-time Olympian, silver medalist and 2016 Team USA Captain, Elizabeth Beisel is poised to make history when she swims from Matunuck Beach, Rhode Island, to Block Island in her Block Island Swim. When completed, she will be the first woman to swim the route successfully. The swim is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25.The swim will start near the Ocean Mist Restaurant at 7 a.m. with an intended finish point near the end of Corn Neck Road around noon. No outside boats except for Beisel’s support team are allowed near her during the swim or at her landing.There will be a celebration following the swim at Ballard’s Inn. Olympians joining the victory celebration will be Craig Beardsley (1980) and Katie Hoff (2004, 2008).Elizabeth is making this daunting 10.4-mile open water swim in memory of her father Ted Beisel, who was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in December 2020. Ted passed away on July 1, 2021. The news of his diagnosis prompted Elizabeth to take action – the best way she knows how – by swimming.“I quickly realized what my family was going through was, sadly, all too common, and that the most impactful way I

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