A Michigan couple is attempting to swim 50 miles across Lake Michigan to raise awareness about postpartum depression.
Family spokesman Ryan Reed says Sara and Jeff Tow got under way Tuesday morning from Two Rivers, Wis. They plan to swim to the Big Point Sable Lighthouse at Ludington State Park in West Michigan.
The Grand Rapids-area couple had been looking for a window of 48 hours of decent conditions. Reed says they hope to complete the swim in 30 to 36 hours. That would put them in Ludington on Wednesday afternoon or night.
Training has included swims of five, 10 and more than 20 miles.
Both were members of Ohio University swim teams and say they suffered from postpartum depression following the births of their children, now 11 and 9.