Swimmer completes 25 miles in 15 hours

(WDSU) After swimming 25 miles in nearly 15 hours, Matt Moseley crawled ashore to a crowd of cheering and adoring fans and supporters. He topped it off with a bottle of champagne, but by the end Moseley was filled with joy, pride and fatigue.

“I’m really tired, I’m hungry, my feet hurt,” he said as a crowd moved in to congratulate him.

Moseley started the distance solo swim across Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain at 9 p.m. Wednesday. It celebrates the lake and the 25th anniversary of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

“Matt’s a great professional swimmer, and this is a challenge he wanted to take on and commemorate LPBF anniversary but also the health of Lake Pontchartrain and the cause of saving our coast,” explained LPBF Executive Director John Lopez.

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