Michigan ALS swimmers are live-Tweeting their attempt at English Channel record

Earlier this year, we wrote about a group of six Michigan women who were training to break the world record for the fastest two-way relay swim of the English Channel  while raising money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Well, the women are making their attempt and swimming the Channel right now as this post goes live. And they’ve been updating their progress through their Twitter account, @ChannelForALS.

So far, things appear to be going great:

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The women, who call themselves “6 Ladies from A2,” are raising money for the nonprofit group Ann Arbor Active Against ALS and Bob Schoeni, a University of Michigan professor and youth athletics coach who was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. They’re trying to break the world record of 18 hours 59 minutes.

Follow their Twitter updates to monitor their progress. You can learn more about their quest, or donate money, at their website ChannelForALS.org, watch the video below, or read our profile of them here. We’ll catch up with them and recap their efforts after they return stateside.

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