Team to swim 18 miles across Chesapeake Bay to honor Erik Mezick

VIRGINIA – At the end of July, two dozen swimmers will take to the Chesapeake Bay to swim 18 miles in memory of Erik Mezick.

The 24 swimmers from Delmarva Dogfish, a masters swim team based out of Salisbury, are swimming from Cape Charles, Virginia to Virginia Beach to honor Mezick, who died last December when the box truck he was driving went off the bridge.

We’re told Mezick used to train with the team, and is remember as “a humble lion.”

The swimmers will take 30-minute turns in teams of six, and will be accompanied by a boat captained by Mezick family friends. The entire swim is expected to take 10 to 12 hours.

The team is also honoring Mezick by setting up a fundraiser for his family.

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