The river is in our blood

Times Free Press reports: It was a big weekend for my family recently when we all pitched in to help my daughter, Karah, execute what has become one of the top open-water swimming events in America — Swim the Suck.

It’s a 10-mile course, now part of RiverRocks, that takes swimmers from all over the world through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge, including the once-infamous portion of the river called “The Suck.” Before completion of the Chickamauga Dam in the late 1930s, the river was wild and treacherous, and “the Suck” was located in a spot where rapids and currents were particularly strong and dangerous. More…

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