Plan for fall Chicago River swim on hold

Lone swimmer
McConnell and Don Macdonald wanted to organize a 2.4-mile open-water swim in the Chicago River in September. But the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events informed the team last week that the swim would need to be postponed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The new target for the swim, from Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown and ending at the Clark Street Bridge in the Loop, is September 2020. McConnell said there was some confusion about who could give them the green light. “What we’re asking for is pretty atypical,” McConnell said. “Because it hasn’t been done for nearly 100 years, there isn’t a defined path that you’re supposed to take to get something like this approved.” Read the entire article on the News-Gazette website.