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Couple moves back start of Lake Michigan swim

Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:13:28 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 14 2012 07:26:44 AM CDT

A Michigan couple hopes for good weather and water conditions for a 50-mile swim across Lake Michigan to raise awareness about postpartum depression.

Family spokesman Ryan Reed tells The Associated Press that the possibility of electrical storms Monday prompted Sara and Jeff Tow to begin their swim Tuesday morning.

Sara and Jeff Tow plan to set out from Two Rivers, Wis., and swim to the Big Point Sable Lighthouse at Ludington State Park in West Michigan.

The Grand Rapids-area couple is looking for a window of 48 hours of decent conditions.  Training has included swims of 5, 10 and more than 20 miles.

Both were members of swim teams at Ohio University and each said they suffered from postpartum depression, which can affect both men and women, following the births of their two children, now 11 and 9.

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