Petersburg man completes swim across Frederick Sound


Photo courtesy of Scott May

Scott May, Bridget Wittstock, and Tom Thompson stand aboard their boat Wednesday morning in South Harbor.

They say 'To dare is to do,' and Scott May, 59, did just that when he successfully completed the first known open-water swim across Frederick Sound.

May, aided by his wife Bridget Wittstock and Tom Thompson in a boat alongside him, completed the 4-mile swim on Wednesday in about four hours, starting from Horn Cliffs on the mainland and making landfall at Frederick Point.

"I didn't think I'd really actually do it and I really didn't tell anybody, but when I said it to a few people then I was like, 'oh dang, now I have to do it!'" May exclaimed.

May, who is an accomplished triathlete, decided to...

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