Swampscott native Craig Lewin completed the challenging 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan, the second leg of his attempt at the triple crown of open swimming. (Courtesy photo )
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Swampscott native Craig Lewin completed the 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan

SWAMPSCOTT — Swampscott native Craig Lewin passed by skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island Ferry en route to completing the demanding 20 Bridges Swim Around Manhattan on Saturday. 

Lewin, 33, a Canton resident, was able to successfully circumnavigate the 28.5-mile swim in seven hours and 25 minutes, which fulfilled his second leg of the Triple Crown of open water swimming. His goal was to finish in seven-and-a-half to eight hours. 

"It was more fun than I thought it was going to be," said Lewin. "It was definitely a unique experience I was hoping to get — seeing the skyline, Intrepid, different landmarks going around Hudson Circle, around Ba…

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