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Posted September 10. 2017 10:49AM

Two women aim to circle all 256 swimmable islands in Lake Winnipesaukee

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This NH Civil Air Patrol photo taken on 02/05/2013 shows a few of the 256 swimmable islands of Lake Winnipesaukee. (NH Civil Air Patrol)

MEREDITH ?Pam Halsey and Brenda Gallagher were first introduced to one another three years ago by a mutual acquaintance – Gallagher's cousin, Bill Irwin – who knew that each of them shared a passion for swimming. That introduction led to a friendship, which soon sparked an ambitious endeavor. Both women had grown up in and near the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee, but could they swim around all of her islands?