Some teenagers wash cars or walk to raise money for charity. 14-year-old Annaleise Carr decided to swim across Lake Ontario.
Carr wanted to help at Camp Trillium, a program for kids with cancer. But she was too young to work as a counselor—and that's when she got her idea. She'd try to become the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario.
The Ontario native successfully crossed the lake at 9:00 PM last night, reported the Star newspaper, becoming the youngest girl ever to swim the 52-kilometer crossing.
According to her website, she apparently is rather surprised by all the media attention. She was taken to a children's hospital last night and reportedly is absolutely fine—if understandably exhausted.
Carr has thus far raised a whopping $90,000 for Camp Trillum. Maybe they'll let her be a counselor next year.