Over a dozen swimmers will hit the water in Lake Conroe Saturday morning for the Montgomery County Food Bank. The swim started last year by Montgomery High School swim team member Lauren Knutson. Last year $7500 was raised for the Montgomery County Food Bank which would enable them to purchase 75,000 pounds of food.
The swim team will be starting at the northeast side of the FM1097 bridge at 8:30am and swim approximately 1.6 miles across the San Jacinto River channel which at times has strong currents. The swim will take approximately one hour to one and one half hours to complete.
The Seven Coves Bass Club will be surrounding the swimmers with boats and there will be four lifeguards on those boats. They will end the swim at Playa Vista condos, which has graciously donated the use of their pool and clubhouse for a party following the swim.
Donations can be mailed to "Fighting the Tide against Hunger", care of Montgomery United Methodist Church, PO Box 1330, Montgomery, 77356. Checks should be written to the Montgomery County Food Bank. They are encouraging cash or check donations, since the food bank can purchase 10 pounds of food for every dollar donated.
The swimmers that will be participating are:
Lauren Knutson (founder of the swim)
David Allen (one of the fathers)