Kalispell Resident Becomes First Woman to Swim Flathead Lake - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Kalispell Resident Becomes First Woman to Swim Flathead Lake

KALISPELL, Mont. - A Kalispell resident has become the first woman and only the third person to swim the length of Flathead Lake in western Montana. Emily von Jentzen covered the 28 miles from Somers Bay to Boettcher Park in 18 hours, 26 minutes on Saturday.

Von Jentzen is a 27-year-old triathlete and was recently hired as a Flathead County deputy attorney. The Daily Inter Lake reports two men previously swam the lake, the first in 1988.

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