Open-Water Swim in Chicago River Delayed

WTTW Chicago Tonight photo Chicago River

Open-Water Swim in Chicago River Delayed, New Goal September 2020

A bold plan to get hundreds of swimmers into the Chicago River remains docked until at least next year.

Co-organizers Doug McConnell and Don McDonald had hoped to host a 2.4-mile open-water swim in the river in September. But securing the necessary permits and coordinating with a handful of different agencies – city police, fire and the departments of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Transportation, Fleet and Facility Management, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, among others – proved too difficult a task to complete this summer.

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