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Man completes longest recorded Lake Murray swim to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma society

Ernie Yarborough is planning a record-breaking swim across Lake Murray for charity. (Source: WIS) Ernie Yarborough is planning a record-breaking swim across Lake Murray for charity. (Source: WIS)
Yarborough's map of his route from Timberlake Country Club to the Lexington side of the Lake Murray Dam. (Source: Ernie Yarborough/@F3ShakeNBake) Yarborough's map of his route from Timberlake Country Club to the Lexington side of the Lake Murray Dam. (Source: Ernie Yarborough/@F3ShakeNBake)
LAKE MURRAY, SC (WIS) -

HE DID IT! 

Ernie Yarborough swam 10 miles across Lake Murray Friday evening - the longest swim on record across the lake. 

And, Yarborough, a local insurance agent who is known to those in the F3 world as "ShakeNBake," told WIS just a few days ago that he would indeed finish those 10 miles. Why? It's for the kids, he says.

"There is no if in these kids - only when. That is what inspires me and that's why I keep going and that's why I'm swimming across Lake Murray."

Those kids are the young boys and girls at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital who are fighting cancer. Yarborough volunteers there every week. He says that's where he draws his inspiration.

The money raised is for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The swim is all part of a fundraising effort that culminates in next week's Man and Woman of the Year Awards for LLS.

If you'd like to donate to Yarborough's effort, click or tap here.

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