Paddling for peace

Zephyr Point hosts Lake Tahoe swim to support healing in Congo

August 20, 2013

Lake Tahoe, seen here from the Donaldson Amphitheatre at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, is 22 miles long, 1,600 feet deep, and the water temperature in mid-August is about 68 degrees.

Lake Tahoe, seen here from the Donaldson Amphitheatre at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, is 22 miles long, 1,600 feet deep, and the water temperature in mid-August is about 68 degrees. —Jerry L. Van Marter

ZEPHYR POINT, Nev.

Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center on the shore of Lake Tahoe will provide complimentary free housing for the men and women supporting a swim across Lake Tahoe to raise awareness and support for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo-Swim is an Aug. 25 collective action around the world where people will be swimming in a location of their choice to support peace efforts in Congo.

At Zephyr Point, Keris Dahlkamp ― founder of Congo-Swim and a member of Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in San Francisco Presbytery ― will attempt to swim the 22-mile length of Lake Tahoe, which is fed entirely by Sierra Nevada mountains snow-melt.

Water temperature on that date is expected to be about 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Dahlkamp expects the swim to take between 12 and 14 hours.

Christ calls us to put our faith into action and we are thrilled to be partnering with Congo-Swim to support peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” said Bedford Holmes, executive director of Zephyr Point, in a press release. “This swim across Lake Tahoe will be exciting and we look forward to the participants staying at Zephyr Point.”

Information for this story provided by Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center.

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