On December 10, 2011, Gary will once again undertake an Icy Swim for Lighthouses...this
time he will swim 3.3 miles across Rockland Harbor, Maine!
Gary Needs YOUR Help:
Support Gary in this chilly, unique, but absolutely
Be there to welcome him ashore, and...
Join us as Gary dazzles us with his musical talents at a
Swim 3.3 miles in water averaging
39 °F -- 44 °F
December 10, 2011
Departing at 9 am from Owls Head
to Rockland Breakwater Light...
ending at Middle Pier in Rockland Harbor
(See map below)
Post Swim Celebration...
Join us at the Owls Head
Community Center for a post swim celebration...enjoy live, musical entertainment by Gary
himself as we
recap his swim and highlight local lighthouse preservation projects!
When: December 10, 2011 at
Where: Owls Head Community
224 Ash Point Dr., Owls Head, ME 04854
A little bit
known affectionately in his southern Maine hometown and beyond as the “Creek
Man”, will take to Rockland Harbor's frigid waters in December to raise
funds for the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation, located at 464 Main
Street in Rockland, Maine, and the foundation’s local chapter, the Friends
of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.
For his part
in the upcoming “Icy Swim for Lighthouses” event, Sredzienski will swim
a total of 3.3 miles, from Owls Head Light Beach, across the harbor to
the Rockland Breakwater, before ending at Middle Pier in Rockland.
is an accomplished accordionist, who has played for over 40 years with
an expanding repertoire encompassing music from a wide range of world
and American traditions. Gary also plays 1960’s surf rock, traditional
ethnic, and his own accordion
his Portsmouth based group, the 'Serfs.'
An avid swimmer,
Gary has raised thousands of dollars for local Maine and New Hampshire
charities. Earlier this year, Gary raised nearly $10,000 for the American
Lighthouse Foundation and our Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses
chapter by swimming 4 miles across the entrance of the Piscataqua River,
tackling one of the strongest tides.
“Hundreds of times I’ve been out
in a boat and admired lighthouses, but you really feel the connection when
you are in the water swimming to them. You can’t really feel this from a
boat…well you can, but there is something about being in the water