14-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Swim Length of Lake Tahoe

James Savage of Los Banos completed the trip across the scenic lake in 12 hours on Aug. 1.

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This Aug. 1, 2021 image provided by Jillian Savage shows James Savage, 14, of Los Banos, Calif. as he swam the entire 21.3-mile length of Lake Tahoe from South Lake Tahoe, California to Incline Village, Nevada. He became the youngest person ever to make the swim and complete the coveted Tahoe Triple Crown. He completed the two other legs of the triple crown earlier, each 10 miles are longer. (AP Photo/By Jillian Savage)
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 14-year-old California boy has become the youngest person to swim the entire 21.3-mile (34-kilometer) length of Lake Tahoe and complete the alpine lake’s coveted Triple Crown. James Savage of Los Banos completed the trip across the scenic lake, which straddles the California-Nevada line, in 12 hours on Aug. 1. He earlier swam the other two legs of the Lake Tahoe Triple Crown, all 10 miles (16 kilometers) or longer. Savage…

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