Moseley completes first solo swim across Lake Pontchartrain

Matthew Moseley has completed the first solo crossing of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. 

Moseley took on the 25-mile swim to benefit the silver anniversary of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF).

The Basin Foundation, founded 25 years ago, raises money to clean up the lake.

“We are really excited to celebrate the hard work that our volunteers, supporters and employees have done to clean up Lake Pontchartrain and protect one of the most valuable resources we have in this region,” said John Lopez, LPBF’s executive director.

“Being the first person to accomplish this swim is not only a milestone in my life, but it is a humbling experience to know how many people supported me along the way,” Moseley said. “The swim was done as a celebration for the hard work and remarkable accomplishments of LPBF. I want to say thank you to everyone who helped make my dream a reality.” 

For more information on LPBF, visit the website.

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