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Mayor Wheeler swims across Willamette River for second Annual Mayoral Swim

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Dozens of people, including Mayor Ted Wheeler, put on their swimsuits and jumped into the Willamette River Thursday evening. 

It was all part of the second Annual Mayoral Swim promoting public access to the Willamette River and was sponsored by the Human Access Project.

"This is a continuation of the river renaissance, Vera Katz had a vision for the Eastbank Esplanade, we are taking it to the next level," said Mayor Wheeler.

Mayor Wheeler led the swim at the fire station dock near the Hawthorne Bridge. There were synchronized swimmers, as well as people in kayaks all there for the swim.

Everyone taking part swam across the Willamette River to the west side where an after party was being held.

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