JEFFERSON PARISH (WGNO) – Wednesday night on the West End was time for Matthew Moseley to go for it.
After a one-day delay due to bad weather the Louisiana native is diving-in to raise money for the Lake Pontchartrain basin foundation and celebrate their 25th anniversary.
Adventure drawn Moseley makes his big splash at 9:01 Wednesday on an endurance swim of 25 miles to the other side of Lake Pontchartrain.
The swim will track the Causeway (the longest bridge in the world) from the Southshore to the Northshore.
A floating second line with music and food will follow in Moseley’s wake.
Team members must hand any food or drink to Mosley by a stick.
He says this swim will be his ultimate test of physical strength and mental endurance.
And when the sun comes up Thursday on the Northshore, as Mosely makes his final push towards Mandeville, only then it will be known if he achieves his place in Lake Pontchartrain history.
The swim is expected to take between 12-14 hours.
Track Moseley here. .