PublicationCanadianGeographic

By Alvina Siddiqui 

When she was 16, Marilyn Bell was not only the first girl, but the first person ever, to make it across Lake Ontario, swimming for almost 21 hours over a 32-kilometre stretch.

Siddiqui, a fourth-year student, wrote this article while on her six-week internship with Canadian Geographic.  Follow her on Twitter @alvinas_jrn.