Mass. man completes 24-hour swim to raise money for YMCA



How did you spend the weekend? Kim Garbarino did swam lap after lap after lap to raise money for the North Shore YMCA.

Looking to raise $10,000, the 56-year-old probation officer at Lynn District Court started his 24-hours swim at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead, Mass.

He spent much of the time in the water alone, but was joined by others in pool. Among them was his wife, Amy.

This was not Garbarino’s first big swim. In 2012, he crossed the English Channel, accomplishing something he first dreamed about as a child, swimming in YMCA pools on the North Shore.

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